Gatehouse to Hertford Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Gatehouse to Hertford Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire
Photograph taken 04 September 2000 © Mr A. Gude. Source Historic England Archive ref: 461231

This building dates back to c1460. It was the gatehouse to Hereford Castle. It still has some original floors from 1464, by Thomas Norman a carpenter. At the right side (south) of the gatehouse is the residential wing. It was built in 1789-92 by the Marquess of Downshire, brother-in-law of the Marquess of Salisbury. It replaced an earlier timber framed building of c1600. It was used as Local Authority offices from 1912-1974.

Location

Hertfordshire Hertford

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

castle attack defence gatehouse Medieval (1066 - 1484)