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North Gatehouse and Walls Attached Enclosing Castle; Gate House Formerly Listed As 'porter's Lodge', Raby with Keverstone

Description: North Gatehouse and Walls Attached Enclosing Castle; Gate House Formerly Listed As 'porter's Lodge'

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 111448

OS Grid Reference: NZ1289021841
OS Grid Coordinates: 412890, 521841
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5916, -1.8020

Location: Raby with Keverstone, Durham DL2 3AH

Locality: Raby with Keverstone
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 3AH

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Listing Text

NZ 1221
16/83 North gatehouse
14/9/66 and walls attached
enclosing castle;
gatehouse formerly
listed as
'Porter's Lodge'


Castle gatehouse and castle wall. C14, with C18 alterations by J. Carr.
Coursed sandstone blocks with ashlar dressings; wall of similar materials.
2-storey gatehouse. Wide segmental portcullis arch under corbelled balcony;
2-light window above with cusped ogee heads; machicolations below top parapet
with crenellations. Flanking turrets,narrower at left, crenellated, with
square-headed chamfered surrounds to door at left, and to 3-foil-headed window
at right. Machicolated returns to turrets. Life-size figures on battlements
resited from east barbican, now demolished, and from guard tower. Flanking
walls stepped down, with blind quatrefoil decoration, to lower turrets. From
these the encircling wall, reduced to c. one metre above level of castle yard,
tops retaining wall along inner edge of moat, with square projections, flat
buttresses, battered lower courses on south,and segmental-arched entrance
from moat on south-east.

Listing NGR: NZ1288521834

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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