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Castle Barn, Flanking Dovecotes and Screen Walls

A Grade II* Listed Building in Badminton, South Gloucestershire

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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

ST 78 SE

Castle Barn,
- flanking Dovecotes and Screen


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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