Banwell Conservation Area. Battlemented gardens and terraces for elaborate Victorian sham castle. Terrace to ornamental dairy, an octagonal turret overlooking garden; garden wails with decorative towers; walled garden; separate walled kitchen garden with circular tower. All contemporary with house. House (LB II*) 1848 for John Dyer Simpson; all above features LB II*.
Summerhouse. Early C19. Unworked stone, brick, pebbles. Single room. Each elevation rises to a (false) pedimented gable; elevation to house has 3 pointed arches clad in small flat pebbles; similar single arch entrances in each side; rear has 3 arched head niche seats; a single pitch roof falls front to back to shed water between rear wall and a lower inner skin. Internally, only a low stone seat. In poor condition at time of survey. One of an extensive set of picturesque estate features erected by the antiquarian Bishop Law of Bath and Wells on his Banwell estate.
Listing NGR: ST3828658774 – Grade ll
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