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CASTLE BARN, FLANKING DOVECOTES AND SCREEN WALLS

List Entry Summary

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

Name: CASTLE BARN, FLANKING DOVECOTES AND SCREEN WALLS

List entry Number: 1129344

Location

CASTLE BARN, FLANKING DOVECOTES AND SCREEN WALLS

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

County:

District: South Gloucestershire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Badminton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 10-Nov-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 34302

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History

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Details

BADMINTON C.P. THE TYNING ST 78 SE

6/89 Castle Barn, - flanking Dovecotes and Screen Walls

II*

Barn, dovecotes and screen walls. Circa 1750 by Thomas Wright of Durham (the north inner pier of the east has the date "1748" inscribed). Rubble with freestone dressings and quoins; double Roman tiled roof. Castellated Gothic in a symmetrical range of buildings. Flanking outer walls, 25 yards to either side of main building: 2 storey screen walls with embattled parapets, 2 loop windows; the west wall serves as the gable wall of a 2 storey, 2 window C20 house; the east wall still screens a ruinous outbuilding. The main building begins with 2 outer dovecote towers: square, 3 stages with embattled parapets; 2 blocked loop windows on ground floor, blocked segmental headed windows on first floor; cill band and open segmental windows to upper stage; large segmental headed carriage entries to rear; brick nesting boxes inside. Screen walls with 2 cross loop and 2 loop windows join the towers to 2 storey turrets: semi- circular on plan with blocked loop and segmental headed windows. In the centre is the gable end of the barn: blocked north door under depressed ogee head, loop windows to either side; blocked quatrefoil in crow stepped gable. East and west gabled porches, both with trefoil heads to the carriage entries : slit vents to west side; blocked semi-circular headed windows to east side. Interior: 9 bays, king post roof, dated "1839": roof to east porch dated 18PP (?1899). A very important example of Thomas Wright's castellated Gothic buildings and one of his most important works for the 4th Duke of Beaufort in the period 1748-1756. Harris, E. Country Life. 9.IX.71.

Listing NGR: ST7928482702

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 9 September, (1971)

National Grid Reference: ST 79284 82702

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