FARLEIGH HUNGERFORD CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1058117
Date first listed:
16-Nov-1984
Statutory Address:
FARLEIGH HUNGERFORD CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address:
FARLEIGH HUNGERFORD CASTLE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Norton St. Philip
National Grid Reference:
ST 80079 57661

Details

ST85NW NORTON ST. PHILIP CP FARLEIGH HUNGERFORD

2/239 Farleigh Hungerford Castle

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GV I

Castle. Site of early C14 Manor House for Montfort family, fortified 1370-1380 for Sir Thomas de Hungerford, Barbican added c1420-30 for Sir Walter Hungerford, described as "very ruinous" by 1701. Coursed rough faced Doulting stone. Displayed foundations of Manor House with Hall and domestic range, rectangular Inner Court enclosed by partly surviving curtain walls on 4-sides with circular tower at each angle. Inner Gate; at middle of south side remains of 2 round fronted towers with paved passage. Defensive ditches on west and south, once spaned by drawbridge to Inner Gate. To the south, the Barbican enclosing the Outer Court and Chapel of St. Leonard (qv) partly surviving curtain walls and south and south-west towers with defensive ditches on all 3 sides. Main entrance by East Gate, once with drawbridge, now a causeway, ditch filled and domestic buildings erected c1610-20, only displayed foundations survive. 2-storey Gate house pointed arch set in square headed recess to receive drawbridge above; holes to receive drawbridge chains and, centrally the sickle badge of the Hungerfords; relieving arch then 2-light stone mullioned window with dripmould surmounted by family coat of arms of the Hungerfords. West gate; mostly demolished, north jamb of archway survives. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No.4) (Department of the Environment, Farleigh Hungerford Castle, 1979)

Listing NGR: ST8007957661

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
267186
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Farleigh Hungerford Castle Guide, (1979)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 20 Jun 2004
Reference: IOE01/11809/03
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