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Sham Castle Ruin and Surrounding Boundary Retaining Wall Approximately 260 Metres North of Castle Hill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Filleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0426 / 51°2'33"N

Longitude: -3.8954 / 3°53'43"W

OS Eastings: 267221

OS Northings: 128738

OS Grid: SS672287

Mapcode National: GBR KY.GR04

Mapcode Global: FRA 26QC.B7J

Plus Code: 9C3R24V3+2V

Entry Name: Sham Castle Ruin and Surrounding Boundary Retaining Wall Approximately 260 Metres North of Castle Hill House

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107540

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98956

ID on this website: 101107540

Location: North Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Filleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Filleigh St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 62 NE
5/41 Sham Castle ruin and
- surrounding boundary retaining
20.2.67 wall approximately 260 metres
north of Castle Hill House

Sham gothic castle ruin built as eyecatcher in landscape design to Castle Hill
House. Mid C18. Stone rubble with some brickwork to the parapet. Square tower
with taller projecting corner turrets and lower flank walls terminating in mock
turrets. Symmetrical. Pointed arched doorways to each side of tower, that to front
flanked by tall narrow pointed arched window openings, largely infilled. 4 bulls-
eyes above. Flank walls each have 2 rectangular window openings with blind
quatrefoil loops to the mock turrets at each end above smaller rectangular openings.
The raised castle mound has a stone rubble retaining wall with buttresses at
intervals and a sham pointed arched gateway to north side.

Listing NGR: SS6722128738

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