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The Former Boundary Wall of Highcliffe Castle Fronting Lymington Road; Sections Opposite Nea Road, Westwards to Public Footpath

A Grade II Listed Building in Highcliffe, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.74 / 50°44'23"N

Longitude: -1.7166 / 1°42'59"W

OS Eastings: 420092

OS Northings: 93412

OS Grid: SZ200934

Mapcode National: GBR 55D.JSW

Mapcode Global: FRA 7794.12T

Entry Name: The Former Boundary Wall of Highcliffe Castle Fronting Lymington Road; Sections Opposite Nea Road, Westwards to Public Footpath

Listing Date: 8 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031540

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468979

Location: Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

County: Dorset

District: Christchurch

Town: Christchurch

Electoral Ward/Division: Highcliffe

Built-Up Area: Christchurch

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Highcliffe St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

(South side)

748/13/10017 The former boundary wall of
Highcliffe Castle fronting
Lymington Road; sections
opposite Nea Road, westwards
to Public Footpath


Former boundary wall to Highcliffe Castle. Circa 1830; repaired C20. Hitch's patent bricks in rat-trap bond with triangular brick coping and buttresses. About 1.5 m tall, now in two sections. The wall was probably built during Donthorne's remodelling of Highcliffe Castle in 1830-4. In 1828 Caleb Hitch, a Ware [in Herts] brickmaker, was granted a patent for large interlocking bricks with cavities. They were laid on edge and claimed to be more economical than standard bricks, but because of the complicated form of brick required to turn a corner many different patterns had to be produced. Consequently, they were not widely adopted and outside Ware Hitch bricks are very rare. The later standard brick extensions are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: SZ2009293412

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