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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Norton St. Philip, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3177 / 51°19'3"N

Longitude: -2.2872 / 2°17'13"W

OS Eastings: 380079

OS Northings: 157661

OS Grid: ST800576

Mapcode National: GBR 0RC.BK6

Mapcode Global: VH971.94PP

Entry Name: Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Listing Date: 16 November 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1058117

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267186

Location: Norton St. Philip, Mendip, Somerset, BA2

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Norton St. Philip

Civil Parish/community: Norton St Philip

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST85NW NORTON ST. PHILIP CP
FARLEIGH HUNGERFORD

2/239 Farleigh Hungerford Castle

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GV I

Castle. Site of early C14 Manor House for Montfort family, fortified 1370-1380 for Sir Thomas de Hungerford, Barbican added c1420-30 for Sir Walter Hungerford, described as "very ruinous" by 1701. Coursed rough faced Doulting stone.
Displayed foundations of Manor House with Hall and domestic range, rectangular Inner Court enclosed by partly surviving curtain walls on 4-sides with circular tower at each angle. Inner Gate; at middle of south side remains of 2 round
fronted towers with paved passage. Defensive ditches on west and south, once spaned by drawbridge to Inner Gate. To the south, the Barbican enclosing the Outer Court and Chapel of St. Leonard (qv) partly surviving curtain walls and
south and south-west towers with defensive ditches on all 3 sides. Main entrance by East Gate, once with drawbridge, now a causeway, ditch filled and domestic buildings erected c1610-20, only displayed foundations survive. 2-storey Gate
house pointed arch set in square headed recess to receive drawbridge above; holes to receive drawbridge chains and, centrally the sickle badge of the Hungerfords; relieving arch then 2-light stone mullioned window with dripmould surmounted by family coat of arms of the Hungerfords. West gate; mostly demolished, north jamb of archway survives.
Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No.4) (Department of the Environment, Farleigh Hungerford Castle, 1979)


Listing NGR: ST8007957661

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