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Description: The Castle
Date Listed: 14 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 101451
OS Grid Reference: SZ1596892661
OS Grid Coordinates: 415968, 92661
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7334, -1.7751
1. (South Side)
SZ 1592 1A/17 14.10.53.
The castle was of the motte and bailey type, built by Richard de Redvers in the
time of Henry I. It was demolished by order of Parliament in 1651. Of it, the
mound remains and, on this, 2 blocks of masonry of stone rubble 9' 8" thick,
approached by steps. The west one has 1 window opening and the eastern one has
Nos 1 to 11 (odd), the Castle, the signboard of the King's Arms Hotel, the
Constable's House and the Town Bridge, form a group with Nos 4 to 6 (even).
6A, 8 to 12 (even), 12A, 14 to 18 (even) and the King's Arms Hotel oggosite.
Nos 10, 12 and 12A form part of a group on Millham Street and Nos 8 and 10
are buildings of local interest.
Listing NGR: SZ1596892661
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Source: English Heritage
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