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Nottingham Castle Middle Bailey Wall and Towers

A Grade II Listed Building in Nottingham, Nottingham

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Latitude: 52.9503 / 52°57'1"N

Longitude: -1.1554 / 1°9'19"W

OS Eastings: 456846

OS Northings: 339549

OS Grid: SK568395

Mapcode National: GBR LMQ.ZJ

Mapcode Global: WHDGZ.732K

Plus Code: 9C4WXR2V+4V

Entry Name: Nottingham Castle Middle Bailey Wall and Towers

Listing Date: 30 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246764

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455795

Location: Castle, Nottingham, NG1

County: Nottingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Radford and Park

Built-Up Area: Nottingham

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Nottingham St Peter with St James

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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646-1/19/123 (West side (off))
Nottingham Castle Middle Bailey wall
and towers


Part of the north wall of the middle bailey, and remains of 2
towers. Wall 1171-72, for Henry II. East tower (Black Tower)
1250-1270, for Henry III. West tower (King Richard's Tower),
1460-1485, for Richard III.
Wall core, approx 2m high and 25m long, random rubble.
Excavated and consolidated 1976-78. Black Tower, to east,
coursed rubble, round, approx 10m across. King Richard's
Tower, to west, excavated and consolidated 1978, ashlar and
coursed squared rubble. Canted tower base with coped enclosing
wall. Contains a rock-hewn well shaft.
Important survivals of 3 phases of the medieval castle.
(Get to know Nottingham: Hamilton A: Nottingham's Royal
Castle: Nottingham: 1980-: 1,5,14,15).

Listing NGR: SK5684639549

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