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Dinton Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dinton-with-Ford and Upton, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.7974 / 51°47'50"N

Longitude: -0.8915 / 0°53'29"W

OS Eastings: 476540

OS Northings: 211548

OS Grid: SP765115

Mapcode National: GBR C1P.9FL

Mapcode Global: VHDV9.H2KZ

Entry Name: Dinton Castle

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118308

English Heritage Legacy ID: 43080

Location: Dinton-with-Ford and Upton, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP17

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Dinton-with-Ford and Upton

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Stone with Dinton and Hartwell

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

UPTON (north side)

3/143 Dinton Castle


- II*

Sham castle or folly, now ruinous, built as eyecatcher from
grounds of Dinton Hall (q.v.) in 1769 for Sir John Vanhattern.
Rubblestone with stone string courses, openings mostly cement
architraved, except above entrance which has stone dressed
window opening. Octagonal plan with circular towers at east and
west. 2 storeys, the towers carried up to 3 storeys. Doorway in
remains of porch in south face of octagon with depressed 2-centred
brick arch. First floor tall ogee headed windows. Strings between
storeys and at base of parapet. Parapet now mostly gone. Towers have
strings between storeys with blank pointed headed loop windows.
Walls have many ammonite fossils from the local limestone beds.
Interior brick lined. West tower had fireplaces at each storey and east
tower had newel staircase.

Listing NGR: SP7654011548

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

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