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Description: Snodhill Castle
Date Listed: 17 January 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 153790
OS Grid Reference: SO3224040354
OS Grid Coordinates: 332240, 240354
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0574, -2.9897
There is also a scheduled monument, Shell Keep Castle and Associated Fishponds at Snodhill, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
SO 34 SW PETERCHURCH CP SNODHILL
6/168 Snodhill Castle
Motte and bailey castle. C12 and C14. Rubble, ashlar dressings, Keep
and curtain wall. Keep polygonal in plan, symmetrical about east/west
axis; two C14 circular towers to west entrance, straight jointed to C12
keep wall. Curtain wall survives to south side of bailey to varying
heights, probably C12, with semi-circular C14 tower on south side.
Keep: south wall survives in part; entrance: south jamb has outer door
with springing for 2-centred arch and portcullis slot; inner door jamb
with draw bar hole; remnants of window embrasure above; gap between this
and rest of surviving wall, west end of which has remnants of first floor
window embrasure; basement window at east end with square head, off-set for
ground floor, externally a battered plinth. Scheduled as an Ancient
Monument. (RCHM 1, p 213, no 4).
Listing NGR: SO3224040354
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Source: English Heritage
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