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Five's Tower in Carpark, Lethbridge Arms Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishops Lydeard, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0554 / 51°3'19"N

Longitude: -3.1891 / 3°11'20"W

OS Eastings: 316757

OS Northings: 129127

OS Grid: ST167291

Mapcode National: GBR LX.FXJW

Mapcode Global: FRA 466B.9DZ

Entry Name: Five's Tower in Carpark, Lethbridge Arms Inn

Listing Date: 4 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059211

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270240

Location: Bishop's Lydeard, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Bishop's Lydeard

Built-Up Area: Bishops Lydeard

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


10/28 Five's Tower in carpark,
Lethbridge Arms Inn



Fives Tower. Probably late C18. Red sandstone random rubble and red brick flemish bond. Tower about 12 metres high,
facade facing North, faced with brick, shaped gable of brick, slightly projecting angled, stepped wings, rear elevation
of random rubble with central stepped buttress reaching to base of gable. Attached to facade, single storey storehouse
with steeply pitched double Roman tile roof, randy rubble walls, gable end opening with hoist, not included. The game
of fives was very popular in Somerset until the mid C19; originally played against the church tower, this is the only
surviving purpose built fives tower in Taunton Deane.

Listing NGR: ST1675729127

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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