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Canterbury Castle, Canterbury

Description: Canterbury Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 December 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 170504

OS Grid Reference: TR1455357430
OS Grid Coordinates: 614553, 157430
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2756, 1.0748

Location: Gas Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2PX

Locality: Canterbury
Local Authority: Canterbury City Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT1 2PX

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This building is also a scheduled monument.

Listing Text

(North West Side)

Canterbury Castle
TR 1457 SE 8/210 3.12.49.


The remains of a square Norman keep. 2 storeys above ground level (it was
reduced in height in 1817) built in bands of flint and Caen stone blocks.
There were originally 4 arched windows to each side. The interior has 2
cross walls and the remains of spiral staircases in the east and south-west
wall. Remains of fireplaces of rubble set in a herringbone pattern. The
keep measures 87 by 75 feet externally and the walls are 9 ft thick. Scheduled
as an ancient monument.

Listing NGR: TR1455357429

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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