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Castle Keep in the Grounds of Newton Park

A Grade I Listed Building in Newton St. Loe, Bath and North East Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.374 / 51°22'26"N

Longitude: -2.441 / 2°26'27"W

OS Eastings: 369402

OS Northings: 163980

OS Grid: ST694639

Mapcode National: GBR JY.SLPD

Mapcode Global: VH893.MQXJ

Entry Name: Castle Keep in the Grounds of Newton Park

Listing Date: 24 September 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129476

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32584

Location: Newton St. Loe, Bath and North East Somerset, BA2

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Newton St. Loe

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST 66 SE NEWTON ST. LOE NEWTON PARK

7/134 Castle Keep in the Grounds of
Newton Park
G.V.
I

A large, fortified tower, formerly known as a keep, but actually part of a
fortified manor house. C14, altered and remodelled C16 and late C17,
restored C19, porch added C18. Rubble, freestone dressings, hipped slate roof
set back and concealed behind a tall, embattled ashlar parapet which is inset
with shields of arms, moulded string and gargoyles. Irregular L-plan with C16
extension to north and C18 projecting porch. 3 storeys and vaulted basement.
South Elevation. Three 4-light cross windows in hollow chamfered surrounds
and with segmental heads, and under dripmoulds. West Elevation. In the
centre is a part square and part circular stairtower with a quatrefoil parapet
and 2-light windows with cusped heads. Blocked windows at south end. Single
storey, C18 projecting entrance at north west: 2 large 4-centred arches, one
blocked and embattled parapet. Inverted V-mark of former wing. Lower,
2 storey wing at north has two 2-light casement windows in hollow surrounds and
with segmental heads, under dripmoulds. Interior. Chamfered and 4-centre
headed doorway leads to a vaulted chamber at the south end: adjoining chamber
with a garderobe. Stone newel stair. The room on the 3rd floor has a C17
freestone fireplace in a moulded surround and with a 4-centred head and a
moulded overmantel. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument - Avon County No. 122.
(C.J. Arnold, Proceedings of Somersetshire Archaeology and Natural History
Society, 1980).


Listing NGR: ST6940263978

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