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Willsbridge Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.4338 / 51°26'1"N

Longitude: -2.4849 / 2°29'5"W

OS Eastings: 366385

OS Northings: 170646

OS Grid: ST663706

Mapcode National: GBR JW.NTY4

Mapcode Global: VH88W.W755

Entry Name: Willsbridge Castle

Listing Date: 15 July 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319767

English Heritage Legacy ID: 28669

Location: Hanham Abbots, South Gloucestershire, BS30

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Hanham Abbots

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Longwell Green

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

Willsbridge Castle
ST 67 SE 4/152
Willsbridge House was built circa 1730 for John Pearsall. The crenellations
were added after 1851 by Capt John Shatton. On prominent hillside site.
Three storeys, crenellated with angle turrets and crenellated parapet.
Rendered apart from castellation, plinth, moulded cornice, parapet and
buttresses. Hipped slate roofs; 3 X 3 bays. Entrance front has buttresses
with 2 set-offs flanking entrance bay, pilastered portico with cornice
and double 6 panel doors with shaped fielded panels, lower 2 reeded. Glazing
bar sash windows except for 2nd floor (plain 2-light casements) in cock-bead
surrounds. Outer 1st and ground floor windows tripartite in Venetian style,
on 1st floor centre light square headed, on ground floor centre light with
intersecting glazing. Some panelled shutters. The applied "castle features
include corner turrets which have 3 set-offs and blind arrow loopes framed
by cill and lintel bands. The south-east front: plate glass sash windows,
the 2 outer ground floor windows are angled bays; left hand turret thicker
than the others and has corbels for a wall-walk. To left of this and set
back is a further 2 bay later Victorian extension, gabled with stepped
buttress to left ending at gate pier for former stable yard.
North-east front has set back extension to main front: single storey rendered
and crenellated. Three bays, glazing bar sashes ending in angled open
turret with cross arrow loops in 2 stages, plinth and plat-bands, plain
door surround with blank shield over.
Interior: south-east ground floor room has mid C18 panelled dado and overmantel
panelling, stone stair with mid-C19 style plain cast-iron balusters with
knops and with mahogany band rail, lit by Perpendicular style 2-light window.
Considerable alterations.

Listing NGR: ST6638570646

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