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Gate House and Curtain Walls Farleigh Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Norton St. Philip, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3116 / 51°18'41"N

Longitude: -2.2909 / 2°17'27"W

OS Eastings: 379820

OS Northings: 156986

OS Grid: ST798569

Mapcode National: GBR 0RC.PMB

Mapcode Global: VH971.79RB

Entry Name: Gate House and Curtain Walls Farleigh Castle

Listing Date: 16 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345337

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267189

Location: Norton St. Philip, Mendip, Somerset, BA2

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Norton St Philip

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

Gate House and curtain walls.
Farleigh Castle


Gate House. Circa 1806. Ashlar Doulting stone with welsh slate gabled roofs. Perpendicular Gothic style. 2-storeys,
double pile plan, single window east front. 2-light, 4-centred stone mullion window with 4-centred stone arched and
moulded door frame, now blocked, to right under a common stopped dripmould. 3-light, 4-centred stone mullion window to
first floor. To each side grotesque stone masks. 4-light rectilinear tracery window, now blocked, under a pointed
arch and stopped dripmould in South east gable end. Stepped end gables, embattled parapets with crocketted pinnacles
and crocketted fleche over south east gable. To each side of Gate House, approximately 3 metres high embattled ashlar
stone curtain walls, with buttressed and embattled towers at the angles and to gateways. Heavy studded lattice gates
to pedestrian and venicular entrances. To west of Gate House a 4-centred coach arch with diagonal buttresses in 3
stages, with crocketted pinnacles, a central niche, and pedimented perforated coping over.

Listing NGR: ST7982056986

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