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The Castle Gateway and Walls Adjoining to the East and South

A Grade I Listed Building in Guildford, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2336 / 51°14'1"N

Longitude: -0.5734 / 0°34'24"W

OS Eastings: 499696

OS Northings: 149237

OS Grid: SU996492

Mapcode National: GBR FCJ.RT9

Mapcode Global: VHFVN.08Q4

Entry Name: The Castle Gateway and Walls Adjoining to the East and South

Listing Date: 1 May 1953

Last Amended: 15 March 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1029253

English Heritage Legacy ID: 289058

Location: Guildford, Surrey, GU1

County: Surrey

District: Guildford

Town: Guildford

Electoral Ward/Division: Holy Trinity

Built-Up Area: Guildford

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Guildford Holy Trinity and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

SU 99 49SE
(East Side)
8/193 The Castle Gateway
1/5/53 and Walls adjoining
to the east and south.
(Formerly listed as
Castle Arch and Walls
adjoining on the south
and the Guildford
Museum and wall
adjoining on the

Gv I

Castle gateway and walls. Probably rebuilt in the mid C13 by John of Gloucester
following a fire at the Castle. Chalk and flint rubble with ashlar dressings to
arch and window in flanking wall, tile and stone coping above. Pointed arched
gateway with chamfered jambs and slots for portcullis on the inner face. Remains
of flanking tower to right (south) extends for approx 2 metres at the same height
as the gateway and in the return wall of the tower to the rear (east) is a blocked,
ashlar-dressed window with impost blocks. The rear (east) wall extends up Castle
Hill for approx 1O metres. The other flanking gate tower to the North has been
incorporated into Castle Arch (qv). The gateway is part of a scheduled Ancient
Monument, Surrey Monument No. 1.
Photographs in N.M.R.

V.C.H. (1967 Ed.) VOL. III pp.

Listing NGR: SU9969649237

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