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The Castle, Christchurch

Description: The Castle

Grade: I
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

Location: Church Street, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1DT

Locality: Christchurch
Local Authority: Christchurch Borough Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH23 1DT

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Listing Text

1. (South Side)
The Castle
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
2. (NMR).

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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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