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Town Gate and Castle Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Arundel, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8556 / 50°51'20"N

Longitude: -0.5555 / 0°33'19"W

OS Eastings: 501769

OS Northings: 107227

OS Grid: TQ017072

Mapcode National: GBR FJ6.BCF

Mapcode Global: FRA 96QV.3D8

Plus Code: 9C2XVC4V+6Q

Entry Name: Town Gate and Castle Walls

Listing Date: 7 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248038

English Heritage Legacy ID: 297200

ID on this website: 101248038

Location: Arundel, Arun, West Sussex, BN18

County: West Sussex

District: Arun

Civil Parish: Arundel

Built-Up Area: Arundel

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Arundel St Nicholas with Tortington

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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(East Side)

Town gate and Castle Walls
TQ 0107 1/92


1850 (Date panel). Upper greensand. Ashlar plinth, coping and dressings: otherwise
rock-faced rustication.
Lodge adjoining gate is rectangular with 4 smaller rectangular turrets at angles.
Pointed archway with machicolation above. Wall has crenellated parapet, with
bartizans on outer side and semi-circular bastions on inner side. The Town Gate
and Castle Walls were built as a result of the proposal of 1833 whereby the Duke
of Norfolk undertook to build a new Town Hall at his own expense, in return for
the gift of the north part of the High Street, which he wished to enclose within
the Castle grounds [Town Hall Deeds]. The Town Hall was complete by 1338 [Borough
Council Archives]. The new London Road was built in 1341 [Arundel Castle Archives],
so presumably the upper part of the High Street was appropriated then. The houses
on the east side, north of No 34 were pulled down by 1546 [print of Triumphal Arch
of flowers on site of present Town Gate at time of Queen Victoria's visit in 1846].
The walls and gatehouse, however, only date from 1850 [date panel].

Nos 18 to 34 (even) with the Castle Walls and Town Gates form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ0175607233

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