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Banwell Monument

A Grade II Listed Building in Banwell, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3242 / 51°19'27"N

Longitude: -2.8806 / 2°52'49"W

OS Eastings: 338738

OS Northings: 158716

OS Grid: ST387587

Mapcode National: GBR JB.WXV3

Mapcode Global: VH7CM.1Z06

Entry Name: Banwell Monument

Listing Date: 17 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320657

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33344

Location: Banwell, North Somerset, BS29

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Banwell

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


4/6 Banwell Monument


Monumental tower. Early/mid C19. Coursed rubble, freestone dressings.
3 stage octagonal tower, quoins where faces meet; each stage slightly set back
above a moulded and twice weathered string, cornice missing from top stage;
surmounted by an octagonal ashlar lantern with decorated cornice; only north and
south faces have openings; to north each stage has a stilted arch window under a
plain dripmould; louvres and decorative panels remain only in the top stage on
this face; north side of lantern has collapsed; to south, similar windows at
first and second stages and similar opening to lantern; at ground level is a
door with a Tudor arched plain surround under a dripmould. One of an extensive
set of picturesque estate features erected by the antiquarian Bishop Law of
Bath and Wells on his Banwell estate.

Listing NGR: ST3873858716

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