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© Mr Ronald J Smith LRPS

IoE Number: 266971
Location: THE CASTLE, CASTLE CORNER (east side)
  BECKINGTON, MENDIP, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Ronald J Smith LRPS
Date Photographed: 13 October 1999
Date listed: 11 March 1968
Date of last amendment: 16 November 1984
Grade II*

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ST8051BECKINGTON CPCASTLE CORNER (East side)15/24The Castle(previously listed as RavenscroftSchool

ST8051 BECKINGTON CP CASTLE CORNER (East side) 15/24 The Castle (previously listed as Ravenscroft School (Beckington Castle)) 11.3.68 GV II* 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)

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