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Purdown Hospital, Castle and Screen Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Eastville, Bristol

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Purdown Hospital, Castle and Screen Wall

Listing Date: 27 September 1991

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204095

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378949

Location: Bristol, BS16

County: 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

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST6176 BELL HILL, Stapleton
901-1/29/1937 (West side)
27/09/91 Purdown Hospital, Castle and screen
wall
(Formerly Listed as:
BEECH HILL, Stapleton
Tower and screen wall, Purdown
Hospital)

II

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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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