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Description: Remains of Shell Keep at Guildford Castle
Date Listed: 1 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 288878
OS Grid Reference: SU9976149297
OS Grid Coordinates: 499761, 149297
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2341, -0.5725
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Guildford 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.
SU 9949SE GUILDFORD CASTLE HILL
8/16 Remains of Shell Keep
1/5/53 at Guildford Castle
(Formerly listed as
Remains of polygonal shell keep. Early C12. Flint and chalk rubblestone wall to
south west of tower-keep, one section of a shell keep that encircled the earliest
earth mound. Approximately 6 metres high at highest point with lower, truncated
walls projecting to ends. The wall is part of the scheduled Ancient Monument,
Surrey Monument No. 1.
PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.275
M. ALEXANDER: GUILDFORD CASTLE GUIDE (1985)
V.C.H. VOL III ( 1967 EDN).
Listing NGR: SU9976149297
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Source: English Heritage
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