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Brampton Bryan Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Brampton Bryan, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.3476 / 52°20'51"N

Longitude: -2.9258 / 2°55'32"W

OS Eastings: 337030

OS Northings: 272577

OS Grid: SO370725

Mapcode National: GBR B9.T8C3

Mapcode Global: VH76R.78L4

Plus Code: 9C4V83XF+3M

Entry Name: Brampton Bryan Castle

Listing Date: 11 June 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1082066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 149493

Location: Brampton Bryan, County of Herefordshire, SY7

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Brampton Bryan

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Wigmore Abbey

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Castle ruins: Early and late C14. Sandstone rubble and sandstone dressings.
Irregular plan consisting of round gatehouse towers, aligned east/west, between
which is a long north/south passage leading to earlier inner gatehouse.
Probably formerly three storeys: South elevation has pair of embattled
roughly cylindrical round towers linked by two superimposed moulded arches
both two-centred Beneath the springing point of the upper arch is a
moulded frieze decorated with ball flowers. Both of the arches die into
their jambs. The left tower has moulded label over a moulded lancet, two
loops beneath and a square small opening above. Right tower has similar
fenestration but with a smaller cinquefoil headed two-centred opening.
Octagonal central chimney shaft, possibly C16. North elevation has two
trefoil-headed openings, one to each former floor above large two-centred
entrance arch. Interior has portcullis slots, ogee-headed entry into west
tower and a two-centred entry to east tower. (BoE, p 82; RCHM, Vol III, p 20.)
Sched AM County No 135.

Listing NGR: SO3703272579

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