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© Mr Arthur A. Chapman FRICS

IoE Number: 32584
Location: CASTLE KEEP IN THE GROUNDS OF NEWTON PARK,
  NEWTON ST LOE, BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Arthur A. Chapman FRICS
Date Photographed: 13 August 1999
Date listed: 24 September 1984
Date of last amendment: 24 September 1984
Grade I

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ST 66 SENEWTON ST. LOENEWTON PARK7/134Castle Keep in the Grounds ofNewton ParkG.V.

ST 66 SE NEWTON ST. LOE NEWTON PARK 7/134 Castle Keep in the Grounds of Newton Park G.V. I A large, fortified tower, formerly known as a keep, but actually part of a fortified manor house. C14, altered and remodelled C16 and late C17, restored C19, porch added C18. Rubble, freestone dressings, hipped slate roof set back and concealed behind a tall, embattled ashlar parapet which is inset with shields of arms, moulded string and gargoyles. Irregular L-plan with C16 extension to north and C18 projecting porch. 3 storeys and vaulted basement. South Elevation. Three 4-light cross windows in hollow chamfered surrounds and with segmental heads, and under dripmoulds. West Elevation. In the centre is a part square and part circular stairtower with a quatrefoil parapet and 2-light windows with cusped heads. Blocked windows at south end. Single storey, C18 projecting entrance at north west: 2 large 4-centred arches, one blocked and embattled parapet. Inverted V-mark of former wing. Lower, 2 storey wing at north has two 2-light casement windows in hollow surrounds and with segmental heads, under dripmoulds. Interior. Chamfered and 4-centre headed doorway leads to a vaulted chamber at the south end: adjoining chamber with a garderobe. Stone newel stair. The room on the 3rd floor has a C17 freestone fireplace in a moulded surround and with a 4-centred head and a moulded overmantel. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument - Avon County No. 122. (C.J. Arnold, Proceedings of Somersetshire Archaeology and Natural History Society, 1980).

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