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Statutory Address:

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

Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SZ 48594 87774


1. 1445 Carisbrooke Castle

SZ 4887 NW 11/9 SZ 4887 NE 12/9


2. Official residence of the Governor of the Isle of Wight. Substantial remains of castle of C11/C12 foundation with additions in the C14, C15 and C16. Pre-Domesday earthworks round the inner enceinte and at their foot to the east and west, remains of a late Roman masonry wall, near the North-Eastern corner, a shallow semi-circular bastion and in the middle of the east side traces of an inturned gate. Ruins considerably restored in the C19. Chapel rebuilt 1904-5 by Percy Goddard Stone, retaining base of C13 buttresses. Charles I was imprisoned in the castle 1647-48. His daughter Princess Elizabeth died there and is buried in St Thomas's Church, St Thomas's Square qv. A.M.

Listing NGR: SZ4855087719


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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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Date: 17 Nov 2000
Reference: IOE01/02706/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Rev Robert Rudd. Source Historic England Archive
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