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Gatehouse to Beverston Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Beverston, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6442 / 51°38'39"N

Longitude: -2.201 / 2°12'3"W

OS Eastings: 386185

OS Northings: 193957

OS Grid: ST861939

Mapcode National: GBR 1NR.VRQ

Mapcode Global: VH95B.SXRX

Entry Name: Gatehouse to Beverston Castle

Listing Date: 16 March 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1089720

English Heritage Legacy ID: 130344

Location: Beverston, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL8

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Beverston

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Beverston St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

ST 8693
13/29 Gatehouse to Beverston Castle

Ruined now free-standing gatehouse of C14 in thin coursed rubble
with flush quoins in large dressed stones, of 2 storeys and
originally with semi-circular ends to north and south, small part
only of latter remaining, and north side altered on inside.
Central pointed archways with thin voussoir layer above cut
chamfered stone voussoirs, with moulded groove between double arch
for portcullis, and higher similar shaped arch on west (inner)
side with flanking small archways to former guard rooms on each
side, originally with upper storey right across. Pointed arch into
upper room remains on north section but first floor room has
disappeared and space is filled by later raking stone slate roof.
Small corbelled out section on west face, and large raking
buttresses with arches cut in at base on each side of west arch.
Formerly with drawbridge over moat. Part of Ancient Monument,
Gloucestershire 75.
(Country Life, Vol 95, 1944, 2 articles by Christopher Hussey;
David Verey, Buildings of England - Gloucestershire: the
Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: ST8618593957

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