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Gatehouse, Stables and Flanking Walls at Banwell Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Banwell, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3238 / 51°19'25"N

Longitude: -2.8604 / 2°51'37"W

OS Eastings: 340144

OS Northings: 158650

OS Grid: ST401586

Mapcode National: GBR JC.WWRP

Mapcode Global: VH7CM.CZPK

Entry Name: Gatehouse, Stables and Flanking Walls at Banwell Castle

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320658

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33348

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


5/10 Gatehouse, stables and flanking
9.2.61 walls at Banwell Castle

Gatehouse, stables and flanking walls. Circa 1848. Rubble, freestone
dressings. Chamfered double arch below parapet between circular embattled
towers decorated with cross loops, that to left has ground floor slit windows;
cast iron gates with heraldic motifs; from within arch, flights of steps rise
into each tower through chamfered, round headed openings; to right a heavily
embattled wall curves round to the tower on the west wall (q.v.); to left a
larger, 2 storey embattled drum tower single light windows adjoins a hexagonal
turret with a capping small circular turret; to left of this, an embattled wall
pierced by round headed lancets for stables up to a buttress, plain thereafter
the wall runs on to the dairy (q.v.); behind wall to left of gatehouse are plain
lean-to altered stables.

Listing NGR: ST4014458650

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