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Sandgate Castle, Sandgate

Description: Sandgate Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 December 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 175279

OS Grid Reference: TR2068335173
OS Grid Coordinates: 620683, 135173
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0734, 1.1488

Location: Castle Road, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3AT

Locality: Sandgate
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT20 3AT

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Sandgate Castle, Folkestone, 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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Listing Text

(South Side)
Sandgate Castle
TR 2035 SE 7/20 5.12.49.
In private ownership. Built in 1539-1540 at the same time and as part of the
same series of defences as Sandown, Deal and Walmer Castles, but altered again
for defence purposes in 1805. It originally comprised a large central tower
surrounded by 3 smaller towers connected with each other by a curtain wall and
covered galleries, with an outer curtain wall and gate-tower on the north and
a rectangular building connecting the latter to the central tower. In 1805 the
tops of the towers were removed (the central tower being converted into a Martello tower) and the materials used to fill up the space between tile inner and outer walls. Most of the outer wall is missing on the south side, presumably destroyed during the 1939-45 war, and modern pill-boxes have been constructed in the place of part of it. AM.

No 2, Sandgate Castle, The Hermitage, York Cottage, Gatepieris to the White Lodge
form a group with Nos 12 to 16 (even) and Gatepiers to Nos 12 to 16 (even). (No 2
and Nos 12 to 16 (even) and Gatepiers to Nos 12 to 16 (even) being buildings of local interest.

Listing NGR: TR2068335173

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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