BRAMPTON BRYAN CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1082066
Date first listed:
11-Jun-1959
Statutory Address:
BRAMPTON BRYAN CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address:
BRAMPTON BRYAN CASTLE

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

District:
County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Brampton Bryan
National Grid Reference:
SO 37030 72577

Details

SO 37 SE BRAMPTON BRYAN CP -

5/27 Brampton Bryan Castle

11.6.59

GV I

Castle ruins: Early and late C14. Sandstone rubble and sandstone dressings. Irregular plan consisting of round gatehouse towers, aligned east/west, between which is a long north/south passage leading to earlier inner gatehouse. Probably formerly three storeys: South elevation has pair of embattled roughly cylindrical round towers linked by two superimposed moulded arches both two-centred Beneath the springing point of the upper arch is a moulded frieze decorated with ball flowers. Both of the arches die into their jambs. The left tower has moulded label over a moulded lancet, two loops beneath and a square small opening above. Right tower has similar fenestration but with a smaller cinquefoil headed two-centred opening. Octagonal central chimney shaft, possibly C16. North elevation has two trefoil-headed openings, one to each former floor above large two-centred entrance arch. Interior has portcullis slots, ogee-headed entry into west tower and a two-centred entry to east tower. (BoE, p 82; RCHM, Vol III, p 20.) Sched AM County No 135.

Listing NGR: SO3703272579

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
149493
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire III North West, (1934), 20
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 82
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 20 Hereford and Worcester,

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: 07 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/13096/01
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