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Section of Wall Running West from Bargate to Arundel Tower and then South to Point Just South of Cas, Southampton

Description: Section of Wall Running West from Bargate to Arundel Tower and then South to Point Just South of Cas

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 135948

OS Grid Reference: SU4186411591
OS Grid Coordinates: 441864, 111591
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9023, -1.4060

Location: 1 Castle Lane, Southampton SO14 2DD

Locality: Southampton
County: Southampton
Country: England
Postcode: SO14 2DD

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Listing Text

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


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

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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