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Sham Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bath, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3823 / 51°22'56"N

Longitude: -2.3375 / 2°20'15"W

OS Eastings: 376607

OS Northings: 164864

OS Grid: ST766648

Mapcode National: GBR 0QJ.9TP

Mapcode Global: VH96M.FJL4

Entry Name: Sham Castle

Listing Date: 1 February 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312449

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32038

Location: Bathampton, Bath and North East Somerset, BA2

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Bathampton

Built-Up Area: Bath

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text



Sham Castle


Gothick folly. 1762. Built by Richard James, master mason for Ralph Allen "to
improve the prospect" from Allen's town house in Bath. Pevsner states that
Colvin suggests that it was probably designed by Sanderson Miller c.1755.
Coursed squared rubble. Battlemented. Screen wall with central pointed arch
flanked by two 3-storey circular turrets; extending sideways to 2-storey square
tower at each end of the wall. Blocked lancet windows; plain and cross-loop
openings. Plaque in centre. Pevsner N., Buildings of England : North Somerset
and Bristol; 1958.

Listing NGR: ST7660764864

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