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Latitude: 51.0426 / 51°2'33"N
Longitude: -3.8954 / 3°53'43"W
OS Eastings: 267221
OS Northings: 128738
OS Grid: SS672287
Mapcode National: GBR KY.GR04
Mapcode Global: FRA 26QC.B7J
Entry Name: Sham Castle Ruin and Surrounding Boundary Retaining Wall Approximately 260 Metres North of Castle Hill House
Listing Date: 20 February 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107540
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98956
Location: Filleigh, North Devon, Devon, EX32
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Filleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Filleigh St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
FILLEIGH CASTLE HILL
SS 62 NE
5/41 Sham Castle ruin and
- surrounding boundary retaining
20.2.67 wall approximately 260 metres
north of Castle Hill House
Sham gothic castle ruin built as eyecatcher in landscape design to Castle Hill
House. Mid C18. Stone rubble with some brickwork to the parapet. Square tower
with taller projecting corner turrets and lower flank walls terminating in mock
turrets. Symmetrical. Pointed arched doorways to each side of tower, that to front
flanked by tall narrow pointed arched window openings, largely infilled. 4 bulls-
eyes above. Flank walls each have 2 rectangular window openings with blind
quatrefoil loops to the mock turrets at each end above smaller rectangular openings.
The raised castle mound has a stone rubble retaining wall with buttresses at
intervals and a sham pointed arched gateway to north side.
Listing NGR: SS6722128738
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