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Banwell Monument, Banwell

Description: Banwell Monument

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 January 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 33344

OS Grid Reference: ST3873858716
OS Grid Coordinates: 338738, 158716
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3242, -2.8806

Location: Banwell, North Somerset BS29 6AL

Locality: Banwell
County: North Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS29 6AL

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Listing Text


4/6 Banwell Monument


Monumental tower. Early/mid C19. Coursed rubble, freestone dressings.
3 stage octagonal tower, quoins where faces meet; each stage slightly set back
above a moulded and twice weathered string, cornice missing from top stage;
surmounted by an octagonal ashlar lantern with decorated cornice; only north and
south faces have openings; to north each stage has a stilted arch window under a
plain dripmould; louvres and decorative panels remain only in the top stage on
this face; north side of lantern has collapsed; to south, similar windows at
first and second stages and similar opening to lantern; at ground level is a
door with a Tudor arched plain surround under a dripmould. One of an extensive
set of picturesque estate features erected by the antiquarian Bishop Law of
Bath and Wells on his Banwell estate.

Listing NGR: ST3873858716

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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