ARUNDEL CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1027926
Date first listed:
26-Mar-1949
Statutory Address:
ARUNDEL CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address:
ARUNDEL CASTLE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
West Sussex
District:
Arun (District Authority)
Parish:
Arundel
National Park:
SOUTH DOWNS
National Grid Reference:
TQ 01918 07254

Details

TQ 0107 1/1

Arundel Castle

26.3.49.

I Lower part of gatehouse possibly late C11, built for Roger de Montgomery, who was granted Arundel by William the Conqueror. Middle stage of gatehouse, keep, and cellars under south-east range appear (stylis- tically) to date from late C12; possibly from tenure of Earl William de Albini. Barbican, upper stage of gatehouse, north-west buttress, and well tower to keep, appear (stylistically) to date from late C13, possibly from time of Richard, 1st Earl of Arundel, who received the grant of a fair to help repair the castle [A Tipping: English Homes, I). Curtain and towers round north end also medieval, but of uncertain date, and restored in late C19 [photograph showing unrestored condition in possession of Arundel Society]. North-east range may have been rebuilt in early C16 [painting in Arundel Castle], possibly by William, 11th Earl of Arundel [Tipping: op.cit.]. The general form of this range is the same as in the early C16. James Gibbs supplied plans for the 8th Duke of Norfolk (who died in 1732) [Gibbs MSS]. This may have been for the south-east range [plan before late C18 rebuilding illustrated in Dallaway "History of Western Sussex": 1836]. North-east, south-east and south-west ranges rebuilt by 11th Duke (succeeded in 1786, died in 1815), keeping to existing outline of buildings [cf. Hollar's view of Arundel, c.1640], Architect initially Francis Hiorn, who died in 1789. Then James Teasdale, otherwise unknown, who signed the plans for the rebuilding illustrated in Dallaway [op.cit.]. (A John Teasdale the Elder, of Greystoke, Cumberland, supplied sculpture for the 11th Duke from 1790 onwards [Gunnis: Dictionary of British Sculptors]). Of this rebuilding only the Library, completed in 1801 [Clifford Musgrave: Arundel Castle], survives. The campaign was completed by 5th June 1815, when the Baron's Hall was first used [Dallaway: op.cit.]. Chapel, Baron's Hall, remainder of south-west range, all of south-east range apart from cellar, and all of north-east range above, and north of the library, rebuilt 1890-1903. Architect Charles Alban Buckler. This rebuilding was largely a thorough- going purge of all the details, substituting C13 ones for Teasdale's C15 ones.

Listing NGR: TQ0191807256

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
297142
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Dallaway, J, History of the Western Division of Sussex, (1815)
Dallaway, J, History of the Western Division of Sussex, (1815)
Gunnis, R, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, (1953)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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