SHAM CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1312449

Date first listed: 01-Feb-1956

Statutory Address: SHAM CASTLE, NORTH ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: SHAM CASTLE, NORTH ROAD

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

District: Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Bathampton

National Grid Reference: ST 76607 64864

Summary

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History

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Details

ST 76 SE BATHAMPTON C.P. NORTH ROAD, OFF

3/40

1.2.56 Sham Castle

II*

Gothick folly. 1762. Built by Richard James, master mason for Ralph Allen "to improve the prospect" from Allen's town house in Bath. Pevsner states that Colvin suggests that it was probably designed by Sanderson Miller c.1755. Coursed squared rubble. Battlemented. Screen wall with central pointed arch flanked by two 3-storey circular turrets; extending sideways to 2-storey square tower at each end of the wall. Blocked lancet windows; plain and cross-loop openings. Plaque in centre. Pevsner N., Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol; 1958.

Listing NGR: ST7660764864

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 32038

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958)

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