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Latitude: 51.3823 / 51°22'56"N
Longitude: -2.3375 / 2°20'15"W
OS Eastings: 376607
OS Northings: 164864
OS Grid: ST766648
Mapcode National: GBR 0QJ.9TP
Mapcode Global: VH96M.FJL4
Entry Name: Sham Castle
Listing Date: 1 February 1956
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1312449
English Heritage Legacy ID: 32038
Location: Bathampton, Bath and North East Somerset, BA2
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Civil Parish: Bathampton
Built-Up Area: Bath
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST 76 SE BATHAMPTON C.P. NORTH ROAD, OFF
Gothick folly. 1762. Built by Richard James, master mason for Ralph Allen "to
improve the prospect" from Allen's town house in Bath. Pevsner states that
Colvin suggests that it was probably designed by Sanderson Miller c.1755.
Coursed squared rubble. Battlemented. Screen wall with central pointed arch
flanked by two 3-storey circular turrets; extending sideways to 2-storey square
tower at each end of the wall. Blocked lancet windows; plain and cross-loop
openings. Plaque in centre. Pevsner N., Buildings of England : North Somerset
and Bristol; 1958.
Listing NGR: ST7660764864
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