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Nottingham Castle Gatehouse, Outer Bridge and Adjoining Gateway

A Grade I Listed Building in Nottingham, Nottingham

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Latitude: 52.9506 / 52°57'2"N

Longitude: -1.1538 / 1°9'13"W

OS Eastings: 456949

OS Northings: 339583

OS Grid: SK569395

Mapcode National: GBR LNQ.9F

Mapcode Global: WHDGZ.73T9

Plus Code: 9C4WXR2W+6F

Entry Name: Nottingham Castle Gatehouse, Outer Bridge and Adjoining Gateway

Listing Date: 11 August 1952

Last Amended: 30 November 1995

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247094

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455797

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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646-1/19/125 (West side)
11/08/52 Nottingham Castle gatehouse, outer
bridge and adjoining gateway
(Formerly Listed as:
Castle Gateway)


Castle gatehouse, outer bridge, and adjoining gateway.
1252-1255, for Henry III. Altered mid C16. Slighted, 1651.
Restored and gateway added, 1908. Ashlar, with ashlar
dressings and stone slate roofs, with 3 octagonal ashlar
stacks. Parapet, string course and cross casement windows, all
early C20.
Gatehouse has a pointed arched entrance with hood mould,
flanked by round towers. 2 windows to left. Over the entrance,
a segment-arched panel with the City arms. Panelled double
doors. Under the arch, a pointed barrel vault, 2 bays, and
pointed arched recesses with shouldered doors.
Outer bridge, spanning the moat, has a chamfered pointed arch
with hood mould, and 4 chamfered ribs. Smaller round arch, mid
C16, replacing the drawbridge. Parapets restored 1908.
Rear, mostly 1908, has a pointed arched gateway with a doorway
to its left, both C13. Beyond, two C20 windows. To right,
small gabled addition.
Adjoining gateway, to left, has wrought-iron double gates with
square piers and finials, and smaller side gates. Adjoining
the gatehouse, a semicircular kiosk.
An important survival of the medieval castle.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London:
1979-: 225-228; Get to know Nottingham: Hamilton A:
Nottingham's Royal Castle: Nottingham: 1980-: 2,9).

Listing NGR: SK5694939583

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