History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Banwell Castle, Terraces and Courtyard Walls

A Grade II* Listed Building in Banwell, North Somerset

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.3235 / 51°19'24"N

Longitude: -2.8542 / 2°51'15"W

OS Eastings: 340571

OS Northings: 158608

OS Grid: ST405586

Mapcode National: GBR JC.WYKB

Mapcode Global: VH7CM.GZYT

Entry Name: Banwell Castle, Terraces and Courtyard Walls

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283203

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350213

Location: Banwell, North Somerset, BS29

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Banwell

Built-Up Area: Banwell

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


5/8 Banwell Castle, terraces and
9.2.61 courtyard walls

House, terraces and courtyard walls. Circa 1848. For John Dyer Sympson.
Rubble, freestone dressings, slate. Garden front; 5 windows in main block,
centre 3 step well forward between small circular turrets, 3 storeys; 3 windows
in attached 2 storey octagonal tower, 2 windows in further single storey wing to
east; windows mullioned or transmullioned under drips (continuous at second
floor), east wing has 16 light glazing bar sashes; off centre left is a large
mullioned ground floor bay; all under corbelled embattled parapets with
decorative loops. Courtyard front; 3 storeys, 7 windows all under parapets as
front; at left, a circular turret with slit windows; then, set back, two bays,
slits under drips, at ground floor projecting entrance porch and adjoining room,
embattled turrets flank a tudor arch doorway; then 2 bays forward, first a
3 storey transmullioned window at the stairwell, then a 2 storey canted bay;
1 window in a hexagonal turret; last bay steps back; plain with slits. In
front a terrace with trefoil pierce parapet, lions rampant with swords on
embattled octagonal gate piers flank 6 steps; to right; a terrace behind a pair
of circular embattled turrets with cross loops. Interior; Modest but
elaborately decorated spaces; entrance hall has mock linenfold panelling in
particular around a central fireplace; staircase has flat octagonal newel and
balusters paired with rich decorative panels; drawing and dining rooms have
stone tudor arch fireplaces and plaster framed ceilings with foliate decoration.
The building is adjoined by a terrace and dairy (q.v.). Despite date and quality
of design, architect not known.

Listing NGR: ST4057158608

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.