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Castle Barn, Flanking Dovecotes and Screen Walls

A Grade II* Listed Building in Badminton, South Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5428 / 51°32'34"N

Longitude: -2.3001 / 2°18'0"W

OS Eastings: 379284

OS Northings: 182702

OS Grid: ST792827

Mapcode National: GBR 0NN.78X

Mapcode Global: VH95W.2HW3

Entry Name: Castle Barn, Flanking Dovecotes and Screen Walls

Listing Date: 10 November 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129344

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34302

Location: Badminton, South Gloucestershire, GL9

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Badminton

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Badminton St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

BADMINTON C.P. THE TYNING
ST 78 SE

6/89
Castle Barn,
- flanking Dovecotes and Screen
Walls

II*

Barn, dovecotes and screen walls. Circa 1750 by Thomas Wright of Durham (the
north inner pier of the east has the date "1748" inscribed). Rubble with
freestone dressings and quoins; double Roman tiled roof. Castellated Gothic in a
symmetrical range of buildings. Flanking outer walls, 25 yards to either side
of main building: 2 storey screen walls with embattled parapets, 2 loop windows;
the west wall serves as the gable wall of a 2 storey, 2 window C20 house; the
east wall still screens a ruinous outbuilding. The main building begins with
2 outer dovecote towers: square, 3 stages with embattled parapets; 2 blocked
loop windows on ground floor, blocked segmental headed windows on first floor;
cill band and open segmental windows to upper stage; large segmental headed
carriage entries to rear; brick nesting boxes inside. Screen walls with
2 cross loop and 2 loop windows join the towers to 2 storey turrets: semi-
circular on plan with blocked loop and segmental headed windows. In the centre
is the gable end of the barn: blocked north door under depressed ogee head, loop
windows to either side; blocked quatrefoil in crow stepped gable. East and
west gabled porches, both with trefoil heads to the carriage entries : slit
vents to west side; blocked semi-circular headed windows to east side.
Interior: 9 bays, king post roof, dated "1839": roof to east porch dated 18PP
(?1899). A very important example of Thomas Wright's castellated Gothic
buildings and one of his most important works for the 4th Duke of Beaufort in the
period 1748-1756. Harris, E. Country Life. 9.IX.71.


Listing NGR: ST7928482702

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