BODIAM CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1044134

Date first listed: 03-Aug-1961

Statutory Address: BODIAM CASTLE, EWHURST ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: BODIAM CASTLE, EWHURST ROAD

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

County: East Sussex

District: Rother (District Authority)

Parish: Bodiam

National Grid Reference: TQ 78554 25645

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Details

TQ 72 NE BODIAM EWHURST ROAD

6/12 Bodiam Castle

3.8.61 I

This building is an example of the latest period of military architecture of the Middle Ages. It was built by Sir Edward Dalingridge in the years following 1385, when he was given a licence to crenellate. The castle is built of sandstone ashlar quarried at Wadhurst. It takes the form of a hollow court-yard set in a wide moat. It is of 2 storeys with a castellated parapet over. At the four corners are round towers of 3 storeys similarly embattled-and with vices containing the stairways. In the centre of the south, east and west sides are projecting square towers similarly embattled, the south one with machicolation below the parapet. This tower contained the postern gate which had a drawbridge across the moat. In the centre of the north side are two similarly projecting square towers with a recessed portion between and on each side, and-machicolation over the whole. Four centred archway with portcullis. This was the main entrance of the- castle and drawbridge across the moat. Loop windows, some with pointed heads. The hall and kitchen were on the south side of the internal court-yard, the living rooms on the east side, but most of the buildings behind the outer walls are now ruinous. The castle passed by marriage to the Lewknor family in 1470. It was partly dismantled during the Civil War. It was bought by Lord Curzon in 1917, restored in 1919 and bequeathed by him to the National Trust in 1925. Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TQ7855425645

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