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Monument Number 1156317

Hob Uid: 1156317
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Dunster
Grid Ref : SS9914043540
Summary : A Post Medieval eighteenth century folly in the grounds of Dunster Castle, constructed from the remains of a 13th century tower in the curtain wall.
More information : 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).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : 13th century
Monument End Date : 1300
Monument Start Date : 1201
Monument Type : Tower
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 18th century
Monument End Date : 1800
Monument Start Date : 1701
Monument Type : Folly
Evidence : Extant Building

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 13474
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 SE 109
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