Sham Castle - folly on Claverton Down, Somerset

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Claverton Down, Somerset, England

Sham Castle is a folly on Claverton Down overlooking the city of BathSomerset, England. It is a Grade II* listed building. It is a screen wall with a central pointed arch flanked by two 3-storey circular turrets, which extend sideways to a 2-storey square tower at each end of the wall.

It was probably designed around 1755 by Sanderson Miller and built in 1762 by Richard James, master mason for Ralph Allen, "to improve the prospect" from Allen's town house in Bath. [source]

 

 

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