MSO10037 - Medieval castle tower (later folly) at Dunster Castle (Building)
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Type and Period (2)
A D-shaped stone tower lies in the grounds of Dunster Castle at SS 9914 4354. It is approximately 8m square with red sandstone walls 1.5m thick. It has 6 large window openings, no roof but a crenallated top. The tower is connected to a short length of curtain wall (all that remains of the wall which encircled the bailey in medieval times). It was restored in the 18th century as part of the landscaping of the grounds of Dunster Castle. [1,2] A heritage statement for the building was prepared as part of a planning application intended to seek consent for repair works to the structure in 2019.  The tower is indicated but not labelled on 2018 MasterMap data. 
- <1> SSO653 Map: 1/6/1998. SS94SE Site visit. 109.
- <2> SMO7322 Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
- <3> SEM8755 Report: Gibson, G.. 2019. Heritage Statement incorporating Design & Access Statement, Lighting Assessment and Site Waste Management Plan.
- <4>XY SEM8545 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #34634 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9913 4353 (6m by 4m)|
|Civil Parish||DUNSTER, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
Related Monuments/Buildings (2)
Related Events/Activities (2)
External Links (2)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1156317 (Pastscape entry: 1156317)
- https://heritagerecords.nationaltrust.org.uk/HBSMR/MonRecord.aspx?uid=MNA176625 (National Trust HER entry: MNA176625)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9483
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE109
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- National Trust HER Record: MNA176625
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1156317
- Somerset SMR PRN: 13474
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Jan 11 2021 10:52AM
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