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Hastings Castle, Hastings

Description: Hastings Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 January 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 293726

OS Grid Reference: TQ8202709482
OS Grid Coordinates: 582027, 109482
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8562, 0.5849

Locality: Hastings
Local Authority: Hastings Borough Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN34 1PN

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Hastings Castle, the Collegiate Church of St Mary and the Ladies' Parlour, 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.

Listing Text

Hastings Castle
TQ 8109 SE 13/1A 19.1.51.
TQ 8209 SW 14/1A
C11 and Cl3 ruins, principally of the collegiate Church of St Mary, and the North
and East curtain walls with East gate and bastions.
The Castle built circa 1070. The church was started afterwards but before 1094.
More building work in early 1170s to 1190s including the keep in 1172. Repairs
of 1216 and afterwards progressive ruin.
The walls are stone rubble, and as it exists now there are ruined walls and foundations
of the church which had a central tower the western arch of which has been rebuilt,
there are remains of a square tower at the west end of the nave. There remains
the curtain walling along the North, North-west, North and North-east with the
gatehouse on the North-east side with 2 rounded towers. Outside the walls on the
north side are store-rooms (known as the Dungeons) in the form of narrow tunnel-vaulted
passages. The keep and other buildings no longer exist. AM.

Listing NGR: TQ8199409456

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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