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Former Boundary Wall of Highcliffe Castle Along Lymington Road (From Opposite Nea Road to Former Lodges - with Gap at Entrance to Rothesay Drive)

A Grade II Listed Building in Christchurch, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7399 / 50°44'23"N

Longitude: -1.7143 / 1°42'51"W

OS Eastings: 420252

OS Northings: 93401

OS Grid: SZ202934

Mapcode National: GBR 55D.KCS

Mapcode Global: FRA 7794.1Y5

Entry Name: Former Boundary Wall of Highcliffe Castle Along Lymington Road (From Opposite Nea Road to Former Lodges - with Gap at Entrance to Rothesay Drive)

Listing Date: 12 February 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110117

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101535

Location: Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

County: Dorset

District: Christchurch

Town: Christchurch

Electoral Ward/Division: West 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


748/13/407 Former boundary wall of
12.2.76 Highcliffe Castle along
Lymington Road (from
opposite Nea Road to former
lodges - with gap at entrance
to Rothesay Drive


Former boundary wall to Highcliffe Castle. Circa 1830, repaired C20. Hitch's patent brick in rat-trap and stretcher bond with triangular brick coping and buttresses. About 1.5 m tall, now in four 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.

Listing NGR: SZ2025293401

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