THE CASTLE GATEWAY AND WALLS ADJOINING TO THE EAST AND SOUTH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1029253
Date first listed:
01-May-1953
Date of most recent amendment:
15-Mar-1988
Statutory Address:
THE CASTLE GATEWAY AND WALLS ADJOINING TO THE EAST AND SOUTH, QUARRY STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE CASTLE GATEWAY AND WALLS ADJOINING TO THE EAST AND SOUTH, QUARRY STREET

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

County:
Surrey
District:
Guildford (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 99696 49237

Details

GUILDFORD QUARRY STREET SU 99 49SE (East Side) 8/193 The Castle Gateway 1/5/53 and Walls adjoining to the east and south. (Formerly listed as Castle Arch and Walls adjoining on the south and the Guildford Museum and wall adjoining on the east).

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Castle gateway and walls. Probably rebuilt in the mid C13 by John of Gloucester following a fire at the Castle. Chalk and flint rubble with ashlar dressings to arch and window in flanking wall, tile and stone coping above. Pointed arched gateway with chamfered jambs and slots for portcullis on the inner face. Remains of flanking tower to right (south) extends for approx 2 metres at the same height as the gateway and in the return wall of the tower to the rear (east) is a blocked, ashlar-dressed window with impost blocks. The rear (east) wall extends up Castle Hill for approx 1O metres. The other flanking gate tower to the North has been incorporated into Castle Arch (qv). The gateway is part of a scheduled Ancient Monument, Surrey Monument No. 1. Photographs in N.M.R.

PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.275. M. ALEXANDER: GUILDFORD CASTLE GUIDE (1985). V.C.H. (1967 Ed.) VOL. III pp.

Listing NGR: SU9969649237

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
289058
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Alexander, M, Guildford Castle Guide, (1985)
Malden, H E, The Victoria History of the County of Surrey: Volume III, (1911)
Pevsner, N, Nairn, I Rev. by Cherry, The Buildings of England: Surrey, (1971), 275

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Apr 2001
Reference: IOE01/03810/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Norman Wigg. Source Historic England Archive
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