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Latitude: 51.374 / 51°22'26"N
Longitude: -2.441 / 2°26'27"W
OS Eastings: 369402
OS Northings: 163980
OS Grid: ST694639
Mapcode National: GBR JY.SLPD
Mapcode Global: VH893.MQXJ
Entry Name: Castle Keep in the Grounds of Newton Park
Listing Date: 24 September 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1129476
English Heritage Legacy ID: 32584
Location: Newton St. Loe, Bath and North East Somerset, BA2
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Civil Parish: Newton St. Loe
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST 66 SE NEWTON ST. LOE NEWTON PARK
7/134 Castle Keep in the Grounds of
A large, fortified tower, formerly known as a keep, but actually part of a
fortified manor house. C14, altered and remodelled C16 and late C17,
restored C19, porch added C18. Rubble, freestone dressings, hipped slate roof
set back and concealed behind a tall, embattled ashlar parapet which is inset
with shields of arms, moulded string and gargoyles. Irregular L-plan with C16
extension to north and C18 projecting porch. 3 storeys and vaulted basement.
South Elevation. Three 4-light cross windows in hollow chamfered surrounds
and with segmental heads, and under dripmoulds. West Elevation. In the
centre is a part square and part circular stairtower with a quatrefoil parapet
and 2-light windows with cusped heads. Blocked windows at south end. Single
storey, C18 projecting entrance at north west: 2 large 4-centred arches, one
blocked and embattled parapet. Inverted V-mark of former wing. Lower,
2 storey wing at north has two 2-light casement windows in hollow surrounds and
with segmental heads, under dripmoulds. Interior. Chamfered and 4-centre
headed doorway leads to a vaulted chamber at the south end: adjoining chamber
with a garderobe. Stone newel stair. The room on the 3rd floor has a C17
freestone fireplace in a moulded surround and with a 4-centred head and a
moulded overmantel. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument - Avon County No. 122.
(C.J. Arnold, Proceedings of Somersetshire Archaeology and Natural History
Listing NGR: ST6940263978
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