REMAINS OF HUNTINGTON CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1157544

Date first listed: 16-Oct-1967

Statutory Address: REMAINS OF HUNTINGTON CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address: REMAINS OF HUNTINGTON CASTLE

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

District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Huntington

National Grid Reference: SO 24839 53804

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History

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Details

HUNTINGTON CP HUNTINGTON SO 25 SW 1/110 Remains of Huntington Castle 16.10.67 - II

Castle remains. C13, or earlier origins, repaired in 1403, abandoned in 1460 (although one tower still in use as prison in 1521). Sandstone rubble. Earthworks consist of a motte 40 yards in diameter and three feet high with an oval inner bailey to the north-east and a crescent-shaped outer bailey also to the north-east. The inner bailey is approached by a causeway on the east side which probably marks the site of a former gate- house. The bailey was enclosed by a curtain wall; one fragment of this wall survives to the west about 20 feet high. Also part of a C13 tower remains to the north with a small chamber in the adjoining section of curtain wall. This chamber has traces of a window and two small recesses in the west wall. In the south part of the tower are the remains of a stair- case or corridor. The castle was in the possession of the Braose, Bohun and Stafford families during the Middle Ages. Ancient Monument County no 98. (RCHM, III, p 75-6, item 2; BoE, p 198).

Listing NGR: SO2483953804

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 150665

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire III North West, (1934), 75-6
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 198

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