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Bronsil Castle Bridge and Moat

A Grade II* Listed Building in Eastnor, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.0325 / 52°1'56"N

Longitude: -2.3663 / 2°21'58"W

OS Eastings: 374969

OS Northings: 237179

OS Grid: SO749371

Mapcode National: GBR 0GK.GLF

Mapcode Global: VH93H.X5XR

Plus Code: 9C4V2JJM+XF

Entry Name: Bronsil Castle Bridge and Moat

Listing Date: 6 March 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156646

English Heritage Legacy ID: 152434

ID on this website: 101156646

Location: Wayend Street, County of Herefordshire, HR8

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Eastnor

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Eastnor

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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SO 73 NW
SO 749372

4/101 Bronsil Castle,
bridge and moat

- II*

Ruins of castle with bridge and moat. Substantially mid-C15, incorporating
earlier structure with bridge, possibly late C19. For Richard Beauchamp.
Sandstone ashlar. Square plan with polygonal gatehouse tower to west side
surrounded by moat crossed by bridge from west. North gatehouse tower which
is the only large upstanding part to remain, was probably of two storeys and
basement; two faces remain to west and south-west up to a height of about
30 feet in two stages, with part of third stage, divided by two moulded
strings; right-hand face has circular drain hole into moat near its base
and damaged opening above; two almost intact loops in the second stage,
one low on the right-hand face, the other high up in the left-hand face.
At the north-east corner of the enclosure is part of a stone newel in
masonry fragment about ten feet high; at the south-east corner is another
fragment about five feet high. The former enclosure is reached from the west
by a single segmental span bridge heavily overgrown (at the time of survey,
June 1985). Moat completely surrounds the castle, the base of the curtain
walls of which are said to be visible if the water level is low. When com-
plete the castle consisted of the square enclosure with curtain walls,
octagonal angle towers, gatehouse with flanking towers to the west, towers
in the middle of the other sides, moat, outer bank and perhaps an outer ditch.
Scheduled Ancient Monument, County Number 62 (RCHM, Vol II, p 74).

Listing NGR: SO7496937179

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