RUINS OF BARBICANS AND DAM AT LEEDS CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1060933
Date first listed:
18-Dec-1985
Statutory Address:
RUINS OF BARBICANS AND DAM AT LEEDS CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address:
RUINS OF BARBICANS AND DAM AT LEEDS CASTLE

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

County:
Kent
District:
Maidstone (District Authority)
Parish:
Broomfield and Kingswood
National Grid Reference:
TQ 83541 53193

Details

BROOMFIELD Ruins of Barbicans TQ 85 SW and Dam at Leeds 2/1 Castle GV I

Partly in Leeds civil parish. Triple barbican. Ruins of 2 of the island barbicans with incorporated mill survive, with dam to south-east. Probably early-to-mid C13. Mill repaired 1298-9. Stone. Irregular height. Outer barbican: rectangular, aligned north-south, with curved south-west corner, and incorporating ruins of former mill within north-west corner. Connected to dam by stone wall with small arch. Causeway to north. Pointed arched stone bridge with parapet, formerly a drawbridge, linking to inner barbican. Inner barbican: roughly rectangular, parallel to east of outer barbican, with deep room, possibly a guard room, immediately to south of bridge. Linked to larger island of castle to east by stone bridge, formerly a drawbridge, and to broad causeways to south-east and south-west. South end of west wall turns south-west to form one wall of south-west causeway or dam. Various window openings and loop lights. North gateway to outer barbican with depressed-pointed arch and portcullis groove. Inner barbican has similar gateway to bridge between barbicans, and one jamb of gateway to former south-west bridge and causeway. See also Leeds Castle [Item 2/2].

Listing NGR: TQ8184352984

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
174019
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 24 Kent,

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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Date: 26 Aug 2003
Reference: IOE01/10951/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gordon Richards. Source Historic England Archive
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