PURDOWN HOSPITAL, CASTLE AND SCREEN WALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1204095
Date first listed:
27-Sep-1991
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Dec-1994
Statutory Address:
PURDOWN HOSPITAL, CASTLE AND SCREEN WALL, BELL HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
PURDOWN HOSPITAL, CASTLE AND SCREEN WALL, BELL HILL

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

District:
City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 61377 76207

Details

BRISTOL

ST6176 BELL HILL, Stapleton 901-1/29/1937 (West side) 27/09/91 Purdown Hospital, Castle and screen wall (Formerly Listed as: BEECH HILL, Stapleton Tower and screen wall, Purdown Hospital)

II

Tower and screen wall. Mid C18. By Thomas Wright. Random Pennant rubble and dressings. Round tower. 2 set-backs articulate the tower; varied fenestration. Lancet doorway with double door and barred tympanum, and lancet windows with alternate blue and red voussoirs with tooled faces. Screen wall to left to the base of a second tower, with 2 crossed arrow slits low in the wall, now incorporated into a late C19 house (not included). INTERIOR not inspected. Probably an eye-catcher as part of Thomas Wright's landscape park for Stoke Park House, and related to his Ragged Castle at Badminton. Illustrated by Loxton c1900. (Loxton S: Bristol: 1900-1910: W 1387; Bristol As It Was: Bristol's Suburbs Long Ago: Bristol: 255).

Listing NGR: ST6137776207

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
378949
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Loxton, SL , Loxtons Bristol, (1992)
Winstone, R, Bristols Suburbs Long Ago, (1985), 255
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: 04 Jul 2007
Reference: IOE01/16587/19
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