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The Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Beckington, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2623 / 51°15'44"N

Longitude: -2.2881 / 2°17'17"W

OS Eastings: 379994

OS Northings: 151502

OS Grid: ST799515

Mapcode National: GBR 0RY.Y1D

Mapcode Global: VH977.9J7N

Entry Name: The Castle

Listing Date: 11 March 1968

Last Amended: 16 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296202

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266971

Location: Beckington, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Beckington

Built-Up Area: Beckington

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


15/24 The Castle
(previously listed as Ravenscroft
(Beckington Castle))


House. Early C17, late C19 restoration. Rendered, stone slate roof, 3 tall gables with copings and finials, 2 similar
gables to each return, ashlar stacks, moulded around caps. Tall rectangular structure. 3 storeys and attics, 2
windows to first floor, 6-light moulded stone-mullioned windows, 3 4-light openings to second floor, 2-light openings
to attic; each window hollow moulded, each light with a segmental head; C19 6-light reproduction windows to ground
floor; contiguous weathered strings above window heads; C19 leaded lights to all openings. Door opening to left return
in a 3-storey flat roofed porch; 3-light hollow moulded stone-mullioned window to each of first and second floors; door
opening in a chamfered 4-centred stone surround, plank door, strap hinges. Interior with plaster strapwork ceiling to
left ground floor room; dogleg staircase, splat balusters. Rubble wall to forecourt 2 metres high; to left pair of
rubble and ashlar gate piers in a mock military style; to right gateway with a reused chamfered ashlar 4-centred head
incorporating 4 foiled niches. (Country Life, April 4, 1908)

Listing NGR: ST7999451502

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