RAGGED CASTLE OR KEEPER'S LODGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1156209
Date first listed:
10-Nov-1983
Statutory Address:
RAGGED CASTLE OR KEEPER'S LODGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
RAGGED CASTLE OR KEEPER'S LODGE

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

District:
South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Hawkesbury
National Grid Reference:
ST 80500 86093

Details

HAWKESBURY C.P. ST 88 NW 5/198 Ragged Castle or Keeper's Lodge

- II*

Folly and eyecatcher. Circa 1750 by Thomas Wright of Durham. Rubble; roof now disappeared. Castellated Gothick in a heavy Vanbrughian manner. Square with projecting semi-circular stair turret; a stack projects on the opposite side; parapet on corbel table with heavy and irregular stone slab castellations. Blocked single light windows under heavy dripstone. Plank studded door to north-west under lean-to porch. Interior: single room per floor with C19 fireplaces. The castle is set on a motte and the end of one of the main drives from Badminton House. One of a number of Wright's buildings for the 4th Duke of Beaufort and part of his best collection of garden and park buildings, dating from 1748 to 1756. Journal of Garden History, Vol I No 3. Harris E, Country Life, 9.IX.71.

Listing NGR: ST8050086093

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
34412
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 16 September, (1971)
'Garden History' in Garden History, , Vol. 1, ()
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1971)
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.

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