Folly, part of original Bailey curtain wall and tower of Dunster Castle, Dunster

Record ID:  119643 / MNA176625
Record type:  Building
Protected Status: Registered Park or Garden, Scheduled Monument
NT Property:  Dunster Castle; South West
Civil Parish:  Dunster; West Somerset; Somerset
Grid Reference:  SS 9913 4353
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Summary

A D-shaped tower ~8m square with red sandstone walls 1.5m thick. It is connected to a short length of curtain 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.

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Monument Types

  • FOLLY (Early 18th C to Early 21st century - 1720 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • BAILEY (Medieval to Mid 17th C - 1066 AD to 1666 AD)

Description

Pastscape; 1156317
From MSO10037
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 and Further Reading
[1] SSO653 - Map: 1/6/1998. SS94SE Site visit. 109

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References

  • SZN48234 - Unpublished document: Kate Felus and John Phibbs. Survey of the Historic Landscape, Dunster Castle, Somerset.

Designations

Other Statuses and References

  • HER/SMR Reference (External): MSO10037
  • HER/SMR Reference (External): MSO9483
  • National Park
  • Pastscape Reference: 1156317

Associated Events

  • ENA3168 - Field Survey, Historic Landscape Survey Dunster June 2004

Associated Finds

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Related Records

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