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Warwick Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Warwick, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.2793 / 52°16'45"N

Longitude: -1.5848 / 1°35'5"W

OS Eastings: 428424

OS Northings: 264656

OS Grid: SP284646

Mapcode National: GBR 5MB.24S

Mapcode Global: VHBXH.HZ11

Plus Code: 9C4W7CH8+P3

Entry Name: Warwick Castle

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1364805

English Heritage Legacy ID: 307361

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Warwick

Built-Up Area: Warwick

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Warwick St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

1781 Warwick Castle

SP 2864 NW 1/301 10.1.53.


Early site, probably dating from pre-Norman times. Much mediaeval work
remains. Good C18 and later additions. In 1871 a fire gutted the Great
Hall and East Wing, these being restored by Anthony Salvin. This castle,
(containing a fine collection of antiques and works of art) is considered
of very great national interest. Main block with C14 walls and vaulted
undercroft. Caesan's tower and Guy's tower, the Gatehouse and its Barbican
also C14. The curtain walls may date from this period. Bear and Clarence
towers C15, left incomplete 1485 and later given battlements; probably
intended as a stronghold within the castle similar to that at Raglan.
Late C17 internal features include exceptional plasterwork and wood carvings
to the Cedar Room by Roger and William Hurlbut, completed 1678. Altered
1753-5 by Lancelot Brown, who rebuilt the porch and stairway to the Great
Hall. Porch extended forward and additional rooms built beside it, 1763-9,
by Timothy Lightoler. Watergate tower restored by A Salvin 1861-3. AM.
VCH, viii, pp.454-64.

Warwick Castle, with its Boundary Walls, Stables, Conservatory, Mill
and Lodge form a group.

Listing NGR: SP2842464656

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

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