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Banwell Castle, Terraces and Courtyard Walls

A Grade II* Listed Building in Banwell, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3235 / 51°19'24"N

Longitude: -2.8542 / 2°51'15"W

OS Eastings: 340571

OS Northings: 158608

OS Grid: ST405586

Mapcode National: GBR JC.WYKB

Mapcode Global: VH7CM.GZYT

Entry Name: Banwell Castle, Terraces and Courtyard Walls

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283203

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350213

Location: Banwell, North Somerset, BS29

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Banwell

Built-Up Area: Banwell

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


5/8 Banwell Castle, terraces and
9.2.61 courtyard walls

House, terraces and courtyard walls. Circa 1848. For John Dyer Sympson.
Rubble, freestone dressings, slate. Garden front; 5 windows in main block,
centre 3 step well forward between small circular turrets, 3 storeys; 3 windows
in attached 2 storey octagonal tower, 2 windows in further single storey wing to
east; windows mullioned or transmullioned under drips (continuous at second
floor), east wing has 16 light glazing bar sashes; off centre left is a large
mullioned ground floor bay; all under corbelled embattled parapets with
decorative loops. Courtyard front; 3 storeys, 7 windows all under parapets as
front; at left, a circular turret with slit windows; then, set back, two bays,
slits under drips, at ground floor projecting entrance porch and adjoining room,
embattled turrets flank a tudor arch doorway; then 2 bays forward, first a
3 storey transmullioned window at the stairwell, then a 2 storey canted bay;
1 window in a hexagonal turret; last bay steps back; plain with slits. In
front a terrace with trefoil pierce parapet, lions rampant with swords on
embattled octagonal gate piers flank 6 steps; to right; a terrace behind a pair
of circular embattled turrets with cross loops. Interior; Modest but
elaborately decorated spaces; entrance hall has mock linenfold panelling in
particular around a central fireplace; staircase has flat octagonal newel and
balusters paired with rich decorative panels; drawing and dining rooms have
stone tudor arch fireplaces and plaster framed ceilings with foliate decoration.
The building is adjoined by a terrace and dairy (q.v.). Despite date and quality
of design, architect not known.

Listing NGR: ST4057158608

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