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Jackdaws Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Highclere, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.3265 / 51°19'35"N

Longitude: -1.3569 / 1°21'24"W

OS Eastings: 444905

OS Northings: 158797

OS Grid: SU449587

Mapcode National: GBR 82P.RS3

Mapcode Global: VHCZQ.FXJH

Plus Code: 9C3W8JGV+J6

Entry Name: Jackdaws Castle

Listing Date: 16 May 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1092530

English Heritage Legacy ID: 138114

Location: Highclere, Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire, RG20

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Highclere

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Highclere St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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16.5.66 Jackdaws Castle


Circa 1740. Possibly by Lord Pembroke. Roofless rectangular classical temple, on a berm. Each short side has a recessed centrepiece containing an arch (with architrave moulding), the moulded impost band being continued on the side walls to separate an upper circular panel (with keys) from a lower niche; at the top is a modillion entablature which continues on the long sides. The niche feature is repeated at the sides of the long elevations, to meet projecting pilasters, which mark the end of a colonnade of 4 columns, which is surmounted by a pediment. On the inside, the ends are apse-shaped, with niches. The structure is stucco on brickwork, with stone plain plinth, cills to niches, and steps to the colonnade. The Corinthian columns with plain shafts are also of stone and are reputed to have come from the former Devonshire House, Piccadilly; London. Above the entablature, ball finials mark the change of direction and slope.

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