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Clifford Castle and Barbican, Clifford

Description: Clifford Castle and Barbican

Grade: I
Date Listed: 17 January 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 153696

OS Grid Reference: SO2434945677
OS Grid Coordinates: 324349, 245677
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1042, -3.1059

Location: B4350, Clifford, County of Herefordshire HR3 5HU

Locality: Clifford
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR3 5HU

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Clifford 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.

Listing Text

SO 24 NW CLIFFORD CP A 438 (west side)

1/75 Clifford Castle and


Castle, ruined. Late C13 with some C19 and C20 repairs. Rubble with
ashlar dressings, the latter heavily robbed. Irregular polygonal court
on motte, gatehouse to north-east with circular towers, hall on north-
west front, 3 round towers at south and west angles. Hall of 2 storeys,
battered plinth capped by rounded string course, remnants of a first
floor window to east end of north (external) wall; stack at east end
with ground floor hearth. West tower is only one surviving above one
metre; 2 storeys, plinth as hall, 2 loop embrasures on first floor;
curtain wall to south-east of tower contains 3 garderobes, external vents
with triangular heads. Base of gateway includes remnants of portcullis
slot. Ruins of barbican with 2 round towers standing about one metre
high about 50 metres to east of motte. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SO2445845720

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Source: English Heritage

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