History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Barbican Tower and Bridge over the Moat at Michelham Priory

A Grade I Listed Building in Arlington, East Sussex

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 50.8629 / 50°51'46"N

Longitude: 0.2127 / 0°12'45"E

OS Eastings: 555812

OS Northings: 109377

OS Grid: TQ558093

Mapcode National: GBR MT0.SQ6

Mapcode Global: FRA C6BT.GP8

Entry Name: Barbican Tower and Bridge over the Moat at Michelham Priory

Listing Date: 30 August 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191633

English Heritage Legacy ID: 294965

Location: Arlington, Wealden, East Sussex, BN27

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden

Civil Parish: Arlington

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Upper Dicker Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

Barbican Tower and
Bridge over the Moat
TQ 50 NE 18/502A 30.8.66 at Michelham Priory


The Priory is surrounded by a moat fed from the river Cuckmere, and at the
centre of the inner side of the north-west quarter of the moat stands the Gateway
or Barbican Tower. C15. Square ashlar building of 3 storeys. Wide carriage
archway with elliptical head on ground floor. Above on first and second floors.
Two windows of 2 tiers of 2 trefoil-headed lights with -stone mullions, transoms
and dripstones with corbel heads, Castellated parapet. Hipped tiled roof.
On the south side is a rectangular projectiong containing a vice staircase
with hipped tiled roof over. On the outer side of the Tower is a stone Bridge
spanning the moat consisting of a round-headed arch and a solid portion on
each side with a parapet over the whole. This dates from the C16.

Listing NGR: TQ5581809382

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

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.