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Sandal Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wakefield South, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6588 / 53°39'31"N

Longitude: -1.4911 / 1°29'27"W

OS Eastings: 433728

OS Northings: 418159

OS Grid: SE337181

Mapcode National: GBR LV04.Z4

Mapcode Global: WHDCB.297D

Plus Code: 9C5WMG55+GH

Entry Name: Sandal Castle

Listing Date: 14 July 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366010

English Heritage Legacy ID: 444634

Location: Wakefield, WF2

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Wakefield South

Built-Up Area: Wakefield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sandal Magna St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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5115 (West Side)
Sandal Castle

SE 31 NW 13/3 14.7.53.


Rebuilt in 1328 on the site of a Norman motte and bailey. To north-west starts
keep on the motte, largely demolished but with ruins of fine masonry. This
is connected by an archer causeway to a barbican built on a rocky outcroft
which rises from an inner ditch around the motte, To south-east an inner bailey
is surrounded by remains of buildings forming a shell keep. The Castle became
Crown Property in mid C14. AM.

Listing NGR: SE3372818159

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