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Section of Former Town Wall and 2 Towers

A Grade II Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269296

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460918

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16

County: Wiltshire

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

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Listing Text


758-1/2/259 (North side)
01/07/76 Section of former town wall and 2
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Town wall and 2 towers attached to
garden of the Old Bell to the N of
the Hotel)


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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