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Clifford Castle and Barbican

A Grade I Listed Building in Clifford, Herefordshire,

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Latitude: 52.1042 / 52°6'15"N

Longitude: -3.1059 / 3°6'21"W

OS Eastings: 324349

OS Northings: 245678

OS Grid: SO243456

Mapcode National: GBR F2.9L6L

Mapcode Global: VH77T.3CWQ

Plus Code: 9C4R4V3V+MJ

Entry Name: Clifford Castle and Barbican

Listing Date: 17 January 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1167903

English Heritage Legacy ID: 153696

Location: Clifford, County of Herefordshire, HR3

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Clifford

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Clifford

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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SO 24 NW CLIFFORD CP A 438 (west side)

1/75 Clifford Castle and


Castle, ruined. Late C13 with some C19 and C20 repairs. Rubble with
ashlar dressings, the latter heavily robbed. Irregular polygonal court
on motte, gatehouse to north-east with circular towers, hall on north-
west front, 3 round towers at south and west angles. Hall of 2 storeys,
battered plinth capped by rounded string course, remnants of a first
floor window to east end of north (external) wall; stack at east end
with ground floor hearth. West tower is only one surviving above one
metre; 2 storeys, plinth as hall, 2 loop embrasures on first floor;
curtain wall to south-east of tower contains 3 garderobes, external vents
with triangular heads. Base of gateway includes remnants of portcullis
slot. Ruins of barbican with 2 round towers standing about one metre
high about 50 metres to east of motte. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SO2445845720

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