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Latitude: 50.7334 / 50°44'0"N
Longitude: -1.7751 / 1°46'30"W
OS Eastings: 415968
OS Northings: 92661
OS Grid: SZ159926
Mapcode National: GBR 55B.VDJ
Mapcode Global: FRA 7754.N91
Entry Name: The Castle
Listing Date: 14 October 1953
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1153159
English Heritage Legacy ID: 101451
Location: Christchurch, Dorset, BH23
Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre
Built-Up Area: Christchurch
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Christchurch Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Winchester
1. (South Side)
SZ 1592 1A/17 14.10.53.
The castle was of the motte and bailey type, built by Richard de Redvers in the
time of Henry I. It was demolished by order of Parliament in 1651. Of it, the
mound remains and, on this, 2 blocks of masonry of stone rubble 9' 8" thick,
approached by steps. The west one has 1 window opening and the eastern one has
Nos 1 to 11 (odd), the Castle, the signboard of the King's Arms Hotel, the
Constable's House and the Town Bridge, form a group with Nos 4 to 6 (even).
6A, 8 to 12 (even), 12A, 14 to 18 (even) and the King's Arms Hotel oggosite.
Nos 10, 12 and 12A form part of a group on Millham Street and Nos 8 and 10
are buildings of local interest.
Listing NGR: SZ1596892661
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