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Sandgate Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Sandgate, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0734 / 51°4'24"N

Longitude: 1.1488 / 1°8'55"E

OS Eastings: 620683

OS Northings: 135174

OS Grid: TR206351

Mapcode National: GBR V0P.P7Y

Mapcode Global: FRA F698.TN9

Entry Name: Sandgate Castle

Listing Date: 5 December 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061237

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175279

Location: Sandgate, Shepway, Kent, CT20

County: Kent

District: Shepway

Civil Parish: Sandgate

Built-Up Area: Folkestone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Sandgate Castle
TR 2035 SE 7/20 5.12.49.
In private ownership. Built in 1539-1540 at the same time and as part of the
same series of defences as Sandown, Deal and Walmer Castles, but altered again
for defence purposes in 1805. It originally comprised a large central tower
surrounded by 3 smaller towers connected with each other by a curtain wall and
covered galleries, with an outer curtain wall and gate-tower on the north and
a rectangular building connecting the latter to the central tower. In 1805 the
tops of the towers were removed (the central tower being converted into a Martello tower) and the materials used to fill up the space between tile inner and outer walls. Most of the outer wall is missing on the south side, presumably destroyed during the 1939-45 war, and modern pill-boxes have been constructed in the place of part of it. AM.

No 2, Sandgate Castle, The Hermitage, York Cottage, Gatepieris to the White Lodge
form a group with Nos 12 to 16 (even) and Gatepiers to Nos 12 to 16 (even). (No 2
and Nos 12 to 16 (even) and Gatepiers to Nos 12 to 16 (even) being buildings of local interest.

Listing NGR: TR2068335173

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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