Description: Barbican Tower and Bridge over the Moat at Michelham Priory
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
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ARLINGTON MILTON HIDE
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
Source: English Heritage
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