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Section of wall running west from Bargate to Arundel Tower and then south to point just south of Castle Water Gate. It includes Arundel Tower, Catchcold Tower, Garderobe Tower, The 40 Steps, Castle Wa

A Grade I Listed Building in Southampton, City of Southampton

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Latitude: 50.9023 / 50°54'8"N

Longitude: -1.406 / 1°24'21"W

OS Eastings: 441864

OS Northings: 111591

OS Grid: SU418115

Mapcode National: GBR RQH.30

Mapcode Global: FRA 76YQ.836

Entry Name: Section of wall running west from Bargate to Arundel Tower and then south to point just south of Castle Water Gate. It includes Arundel Tower, Catchcold Tower, Garderobe Tower, The 40 Steps, Castle Wa

Listing Date: 14 July 1953

Last Amended: 8 October 1981

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1340005

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135948

Location: Southampton, SO14

County: City of Southampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Bargate

Built-Up Area: Southampton

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Southampton City Centre St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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TOWN WALLS
Section of wall running west from Bargate to Arundel Tower and then south to point just south of Castle Water Gate. It includes Arundel Tower, Catchcold Tower, Garderobe Tower, The 40 Steps, Castle Water Gate and Castle Vault

(Formerly listed as Section of Town Wall running from the point of junction with the Castle Wall just north of Simnel Street to its eastern termination just west of Bargate)

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Medieval City Walls. It includes the Arundel Tower, a round tower built early to mid C13 with another stage added probably 1377-79 when Sir John Arundel was governor of the Castle; Catchcold tower, an early C15 tower with three gunports, amongst the earliest in Europe. South of Catchcold Tower are the 40 Steps, a series of stone steps built on to the wall in 1850. The Castle stood to the south of this in medieval times.Between two buttresses is the entrance to Castle Vault a C12 rectangular tunnel-vaulted undercroft, with some corbels, which was built to store the King's wines. The barrels were unloaded directly from the quay into the vault. Single round-headed window to south of entrance. Immediately to the south is the Castle Water Gate with a blocked segmental-headed C14 doorway. Scheduled as an ancient monument.

Listing NGR: SU4255313582

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