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The Castle, Tutbury

Description: The Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 273478

OS Grid Reference: SK2092429117
OS Grid Coordinates: 420924, 329117
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8591, -1.6907

Location: Castle Street, Tutbury, Staffordshire DE13 9JL

Locality: Tutbury
Local Authority: East Staffordshire Borough Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DE13 9JL

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There is also a scheduled monument, Tutbury Castle, 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.

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Listing Text

SK 2028 4/2 -----------
The Castle

Castle ruins. C12 chapel. North-east gateway of early C14, the rest C15 and
later. On the south side the present entrance is through the south wall of the
former King's Lodging of 1631-5 on the site of the former great hall and solar, of
which portions remain. To west the motte is crowned by a folly keep of early C19
known as Julius's tower. To east is the South Tower, actually 2 adjoining towers of
circa 1442-50. The curtain wall extends north-east to a small tower and to the
North Tower beyond, built circa 1450 and terminating with the North-East Gateway,
known as John of Gaunt's Gateway, a fabric on early C14 with C15 towers. In the
bailey stand the remains of the Norman chapel. The castle, which for long has been
the property of the Duchy of Lancaster, was founded by Henry de Ferrers. Mary Queen
of Scots was confined here on several occasions.
Crown Property and A.M.

Listing NGR: SK2093629169

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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