CASTLE KEEP IN THE GROUNDS OF NEWTON PARK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1129476
Date first listed:
24-Sep-1984
Statutory Address:
CASTLE KEEP IN THE GROUNDS OF NEWTON PARK

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Location

Statutory Address:
CASTLE KEEP IN THE GROUNDS OF NEWTON PARK

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

District:
Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Newton St. Loe
National Grid Reference:
ST 69402 63979

Details

ST 66 SE NEWTON ST. LOE NEWTON PARK

7/134 Castle Keep in the Grounds of Newton Park G.V. I

A large, fortified tower, formerly known as a keep, but actually part of a fortified manor house. C14, altered and remodelled C16 and late C17, restored C19, porch added C18. Rubble, freestone dressings, hipped slate roof set back and concealed behind a tall, embattled ashlar parapet which is inset with shields of arms, moulded string and gargoyles. Irregular L-plan with C16 extension to north and C18 projecting porch. 3 storeys and vaulted basement. South Elevation. Three 4-light cross windows in hollow chamfered surrounds and with segmental heads, and under dripmoulds. West Elevation. In the centre is a part square and part circular stairtower with a quatrefoil parapet and 2-light windows with cusped heads. Blocked windows at south end. Single storey, C18 projecting entrance at north west: 2 large 4-centred arches, one blocked and embattled parapet. Inverted V-mark of former wing. Lower, 2 storey wing at north has two 2-light casement windows in hollow surrounds and with segmental heads, under dripmoulds. Interior. Chamfered and 4-centre headed doorway leads to a vaulted chamber at the south end: adjoining chamber with a garderobe. Stone newel stair. The room on the 3rd floor has a C17 freestone fireplace in a moulded surround and with a 4-centred head and a moulded overmantel. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument - Avon County No. 122. (C.J. Arnold, Proceedings of Somersetshire Archaeology and Natural History Society, 1980).

Listing NGR: ST6940263978

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
32584
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society' in Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, (1980)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic interest in England, Part 1 Avon,

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: 13 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00357/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Arthur A. Chapman. Source Historic England Archive
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