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HASTINGS CASTLE

List Entry Summary

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

Name: HASTINGS CASTLE

List entry Number: 1043579

Location

HASTINGS CASTLE, CASTLE HILL

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

County: East Sussex

District: Hastings

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 293726

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

CASTLE HILL 1. 5204 Hastings Castle TQ 8109 SE 13/1A 19.1.51. TQ 8209 SW 14/1A I 2. C11 and Cl3 ruins, principally of the collegiate Church of St Mary, and the North and East curtain walls with East gate and bastions. The Castle built circa 1070. The church was started afterwards but before 1094. More building work in early 1170s to 1190s including the keep in 1172. Repairs of 1216 and afterwards progressive ruin. The walls are stone rubble, and as it exists now there are ruined walls and foundations of the church which had a central tower the western arch of which has been rebuilt, there are remains of a square tower at the west end of the nave. There remains the curtain walling along the North, North-west, North and North-east with the gatehouse on the North-east side with 2 rounded towers. Outside the walls on the north side are store-rooms (known as the Dungeons) in the form of narrow tunnel-vaulted passages. The keep and other buildings no longer exist. AM.

Listing NGR: TQ8199409456

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National Grid Reference: TQ 82027 09482

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