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Barbican Tower and Bridge over the Moat at Michelham Priory, Arlington

Description: Barbican Tower and Bridge over the Moat at Michelham Priory

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 294965

OS Grid Reference: TQ5581209377
OS Grid Coordinates: 555812, 109377
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8629, 0.2127

Location: Arlington, East Sussex BN27 3QS

Locality: Arlington
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN27 3QS

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Listing Text

Barbican Tower and
Bridge over the Moat
TQ 50 NE 18/502A 30.8.66 at Michelham Priory


The Priory is surrounded by a moat fed from the river Cuckmere, and at the
centre of the inner side of the north-west quarter of the moat stands the Gateway
or Barbican Tower. C15. Square ashlar building of 3 storeys. Wide carriage
archway with elliptical head on ground floor. Above on first and second floors.
Two windows of 2 tiers of 2 trefoil-headed lights with -stone mullions, transoms
and dripstones with corbel heads, Castellated parapet. Hipped tiled roof.
On the south side is a rectangular projectiong containing a vice staircase
with hipped tiled roof over. On the outer side of the Tower is a stone Bridge
spanning the moat consisting of a round-headed arch and a solid portion on
each side with a parapet over the whole. This dates from the C16.

Listing NGR: TQ5581809382

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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