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Latitude: 51.4835 / 51°29'0"N
Longitude: -2.5576 / 2°33'27"W
OS Eastings: 361377
OS Northings: 176207
OS Grid: ST613762
Mapcode National: GBR CJ7.F1
Mapcode Global: VH88G.MZ84
Plus Code: 9C3VFCMR+9X
Entry Name: Purdown Hospital, Castle and Screen Wall
Listing Date: 27 September 1991
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1204095
English Heritage Legacy ID: 378949
Location: Bristol, BS16
County: City of Bristol
Electoral Ward/Division: Eastville
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Stapleton
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST6176 BELL HILL, Stapleton
901-1/29/1937 (West side)
27/09/91 Purdown Hospital, Castle and screen
(Formerly Listed as:
BEECH HILL, Stapleton
Tower and screen wall, Purdown
Tower and screen wall. Mid C18. By Thomas Wright. Random
Pennant rubble and dressings. Round tower. 2 set-backs
articulate the tower; varied fenestration. Lancet doorway with
double door and barred tympanum, and lancet windows with
alternate blue and red voussoirs with tooled faces. Screen
wall to left to the base of a second tower, with 2 crossed
arrow slits low in the wall, now incorporated into a late C19
house (not included). INTERIOR not inspected. Probably an
eye-catcher as part of Thomas Wright's landscape park for
Stoke Park House, and related to his Ragged Castle at
Badminton. Illustrated by Loxton c1900.
(Loxton S: Bristol: 1900-1910: W 1387; Bristol As It Was:
Bristol's Suburbs Long Ago: Bristol: 255).
Listing NGR: ST6137776207
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