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The Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Christchurch, Dorset

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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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153159

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101451

Location: Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

County: Dorset

District: Christchurch

Town: Christchurch

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

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Listing Text

1. (South Side)
The Castle
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
2. (NMR).

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

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

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