WARWICK CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1364805

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1953

Statutory Address: WARWICK CASTLE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: WARWICK CASTLE

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

County: Warwickshire

District: Warwick (District Authority)

Parish: Warwick

National Grid Reference: SP 28424 64656

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. 1781 Warwick Castle

SP 2864 NW 1/301 10.1.53.

I GV

2. Early site, probably dating from pre-Norman times. Much mediaeval work remains. Good C18 and later additions. In 1871 a fire gutted the Great Hall and East Wing, these being restored by Anthony Salvin. This castle, (containing a fine collection of antiques and works of art) is considered of very great national interest. Main block with C14 walls and vaulted undercroft. Caesan's tower and Guy's tower, the Gatehouse and its Barbican also C14. The curtain walls may date from this period. Bear and Clarence towers C15, left incomplete 1485 and later given battlements; probably intended as a stronghold within the castle similar to that at Raglan. Late C17 internal features include exceptional plasterwork and wood carvings to the Cedar Room by Roger and William Hurlbut, completed 1678. Altered 1753-5 by Lancelot Brown, who rebuilt the porch and stairway to the Great Hall. Porch extended forward and additional rooms built beside it, 1763-9, by Timothy Lightoler. Watergate tower restored by A Salvin 1861-3. AM. VCH, viii, pp.454-64.

Warwick Castle, with its Boundary Walls, Stables, Conservatory, Mill and Lodge form a group.

Listing NGR: SP2842464656

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 307361

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1969)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 42 Warwickshire,

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