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North Gatehouse and Walls Attached Enclosing Castle; Gate House Formerly Listed As 'Porter's Lodge'

A Grade I Listed Building in Raby with Keverstone, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5916 / 54°35'29"N

Longitude: -1.802 / 1°48'7"W

OS Eastings: 412890

OS Northings: 521842

OS Grid: NZ128218

Mapcode National: GBR HHVB.NT

Mapcode Global: WHC5D.9V4C

Entry Name: North Gatehouse and Walls Attached Enclosing Castle; Gate House Formerly Listed As 'Porter's Lodge'

Listing Date: 14 September 1966

Last Amended: 30 September 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338626

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111448

Location: Raby with Keverstone, County Durham, DL2

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Raby with Keverstone

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Staindrop

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 1221
16/83 North gatehouse
14/9/66 and walls attached
enclosing castle;
gatehouse formerly
listed as
'Porter's Lodge'


Castle gatehouse and castle wall. C14, with C18 alterations by J. Carr.
Coursed sandstone blocks with ashlar dressings; wall of similar materials.
2-storey gatehouse. Wide segmental portcullis arch under corbelled balcony;
2-light window above with cusped ogee heads; machicolations below top parapet
with crenellations. Flanking turrets,narrower at left, crenellated, with
square-headed chamfered surrounds to door at left, and to 3-foil-headed window
at right. Machicolated returns to turrets. Life-size figures on battlements
resited from east barbican, now demolished, and from guard tower. Flanking
walls stepped down, with blind quatrefoil decoration, to lower turrets. From
these the encircling wall, reduced to c. one metre above level of castle yard,
tops retaining wall along inner edge of moat, with square projections, flat
buttresses, battered lower courses on south,and segmental-arched entrance
from moat on south-east.

Listing NGR: NZ1288521834

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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