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Latitude: 51.5854 / 51°35'7"N
Longitude: -2.099 / 2°5'56"W
OS Eastings: 393236
OS Northings: 187400
OS Grid: ST932874
Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.J59
Mapcode Global: VH95S.KDPZ
Entry Name: Section of Former Town Wall and 2 Towers
Listing Date: 1 July 1976
Last Amended: 19 July 1996
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1269296
English Heritage Legacy ID: 460918
Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16
Civil Parish: Malmesbury
Built-Up Area: Malmesbury
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Malmesbury and Brokenborough
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST9387 MILL LANE
758-1/2/259 (North side)
01/07/76 Section of former town wall and 2
(Formerly Listed as:
Town wall and 2 towers attached to
garden of the Old Bell to the N of
Town wall with 2 towers. Probably C17. Coursed limestone
rubble, including some reused medieval masonry and ashlar to
upper section of one tower.
Section of approx 30m of former curtain wall including a
rectangular tower on W side, and hollow canted tower to E
partially rebuilt in dry stone work.
HISTORICAL NOTE: traditionally thought to have been the town
wall built by Roger of Salisbury, c1136-9, but the masonry is
now not considered to be substantial enough in date to be
medieval. Site of sally port ramp from the castle,
incorporated into the town defences after 1246. The walling is
most probably part of the Civil War defences, the towers being
part of the hornwork.
(Report by Keystone Historic Building Consultants: 1994-).
Listing NGR: ST9323887400
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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