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Description: Calshot Castle
Date Listed: 10 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 143419
OS Grid Reference: SU4887702487
OS Grid Coordinates: 448877, 102487
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8199, -1.3075
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Calshot Castle: a 16th Century Artillery Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
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SU 40 SE
13/13 Calshot Castle
Castle. 1538-41 for Henry VIII's coastal defences, altered C18, 1868-71
and C20, twice restored by DoE 1985. Dressed squared Portland stone, brick
and old plain tile roofed addition. Plan of circular moat around circular
island with wall around edge, raised to 3 storeys on one quadrant, for gate
house. In centre of island 3½ storey keep tower. Both sides of moat faced
in dressed stone, with moulded coping. On inner side wall rises from coping
with open-topped embrasure. The 3 storey quadrant has slightly projecting
full-height gatehouse. C20 bridge stands in front of recessed 2 deep order
pointed archway with double doors. Each side pilaster with impost to
chevron hood. Panel over, framed by pilasters with early Renaissance
decoration. Each side loopholes. 3rd floor heavy moulded string course,
that wall originally coping before wall was raised in C18. In centre,
cutting string is 12-pane sash. Either side of gateway are embrasures now
fitted with 2-light casements and heavy moulded string course at head of
gateway level. Central keep tower has only pointed doorway on ground floor.
Moulded 1st floor string. On 1st floor tall embrasures with 12-pane sashes.
2nd floor raised band. On 1st floor wider embrasures with 12-pane sashes,
set slightly off-centre to those on 1st floor. Moulded cornice to tall
parapet that has additional floor behind it. Building now in Ancient
Monuments guardianship and owned by Hampshire County Council.
Listing NGR: SP4887602487
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Source: English Heritage
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