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Latitude: 51.5734 / 51°34'24"N
Longitude: -2.2828 / 2°16'57"W
OS Eastings: 380500
OS Northings: 186093
OS Grid: ST805860
Mapcode National: GBR 0N8.CPG
Mapcode Global: VH95P.DQ17
Entry Name: Ragged Castle or Keeper's Lodge
Listing Date: 10 November 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1156209
English Heritage Legacy ID: 34412
Location: Hawkesbury, South Gloucestershire, GL9
County: South Gloucestershire
Civil Parish: Hawkesbury
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Hawkesbury St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
ST 88 NW
5/198 Ragged Castle or Keeper's
Folly and eyecatcher. Circa 1750 by Thomas Wright of Durham. Rubble; roof now
disappeared. Castellated Gothick in a heavy Vanbrughian manner. Square with
projecting semi-circular stair turret; a stack projects on the opposite side;
parapet on corbel table with heavy and irregular stone slab castellations.
Blocked single light windows under heavy dripstone. Plank studded door to
north-west under lean-to porch. Interior: single room per floor with C19
fireplaces. The castle is set on a motte and the end of one of the main drives
from Badminton House. One of a number of Wright's buildings for the 4th
Duke of Beaufort and part of his best collection of garden and park buildings,
dating from 1748 to 1756. Journal of Garden History, Vol I No 3. Harris E,
Country Life, 9.IX.71.
Listing NGR: ST8050086093
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