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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 II Listed Building in Bargate, City of Southampton

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Coordinates

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: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1340005

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135948

Location: Southampton, SO14

County: City of Southampton

Locality: Bargate

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Southampton City Centre St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

Listing Text

TOWN WALLS
1.
5239
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)
SU 4111 3/251 14.7.53

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2.
Mediaeval City Walls. It includes the Arundel Tower, a round tower built
early to Mid C13 with another stage added probably 1377-9 when Sir John Arundel
was governor of the Castle Catchcold tower, an early C15 tower with 3 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 mediaeval times. Between 2 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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