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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1296202



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Beckington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1968

Date of most recent amendment: 16-Nov-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 266971

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15/24 The Castle (previously listed as Ravenscroft School (Beckington Castle)) 11.3.68


House. Early C17, late C19 restoration. Rendered, stone slate roof, 3 tall gables with copings and finials, 2 similar gables to each return, ashlar stacks, moulded around caps. Tall rectangular structure. 3 storeys and attics, 2 windows to first floor, 6-light moulded stone-mullioned windows, 3 4-light openings to second floor, 2-light openings to attic; each window hollow moulded, each light with a segmental head; C19 6-light reproduction windows to ground floor; contiguous weathered strings above window heads; C19 leaded lights to all openings. Door opening to left return in a 3-storey flat roofed porch; 3-light hollow moulded stone-mullioned window to each of first and second floors; door opening in a chamfered 4-centred stone surround, plank door, strap hinges. Interior with plaster strapwork ceiling to left ground floor room; dogleg staircase, splat balusters. Rubble wall to forecourt 2 metres high; to left pair of rubble and ashlar gate piers in a mock military style; to right gateway with a reused chamfered ashlar 4-centred head incorporating 4 foiled niches. (Country Life, April 4, 1908)

Listing NGR: ST7999451502

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 4 April, (1908)

National Grid Reference: ST 79994 51502


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