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Latitude: 51.3238 / 51°19'25"N
Longitude: -2.8602 / 2°51'36"W
OS Eastings: 340153
OS Northings: 158650
OS Grid: ST401586
Mapcode National: GBR JC.WWSZ
Mapcode Global: VH7CM.CZRK
Entry Name: Banwell Castle, terraces and courtyard walls
Listing Date: 9 February 1961
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
ST 45 NW
CASTLE HILL (south side)
Banwell Castle, terraces and courtyard walls
House, terraces and courtyard walls. Circa 1848. For John Dyer Sympson. Rubble, freestone dressings, slate.
Garden front; five windows in main block, centre three step well forward between small circular turrets, three storeys; three windows in attached two storey octagonal tower, two windows in further single storey wing to east; windows mullioned or transmullioned under drips (continuous at second floor), east wing has sixteen-light glazing bar sashes; off centre left is a large mullioned ground floor bay; all under corbelled embattled parapets with decorative loops.
Courtyard front; three storeys, seven 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 two bays forward, first a three storey transmullioned window at the stairwell, then a two storey canted bay; one 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 six 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: ST4015358650
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