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Ragged Castle or Keeper's Lodge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hawkesbury, South Gloucestershire

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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

Grade: II*

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

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Listing Text

ST 88 NW
5/198 Ragged Castle or Keeper's

- II*

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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