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Outer Curtain Wall and Gatehouse at Farnham Castle, Farnham

Description: Outer Curtain Wall and Gatehouse at Farnham Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 290831

OS Grid Reference: SU8366447340
OS Grid Coordinates: 483664, 147340
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2191, -0.8034

Location: A287, Farnham, Surrey GU9 0AH

Locality: Farnham
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU9 0AH

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Listing Text

(East Side)

0uter Curtain Wall and
gatehouse at Farnham Castle
SU 8347 SE 1/1A 26.4.50.


A ditch and bank enclose the Castle and on this the present curtain wall stands.
Large ditch remains to the north and east. Curtain wall of chalk; probably
late Cl2 to early Cl3. Square mural towers project outwards from the north
face, originally with arrow slits in the upper part. Gatehouse in south-west
part of curtain wall: Cl3 probably; rendered; C19 additions. 2 rectangular
towers with semi-octagonal projections on either side.

Listing NGR: SU8366347340

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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