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Town Gate and Castle Walls, Arundel

Description: Town Gate and Castle Walls

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 297200

OS Grid Reference: TQ0176907227
OS Grid Coordinates: 501769, 107227
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8556, -0.5555

Location: High Street, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9BA

Locality: Arundel
Local Authority: Arun District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN18 9BA

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Listing Text

(East Side)

Town gate and Castle Walls
TQ 0107 1/92


1850 (Date panel). Upper greensand. Ashlar plinth, coping and dressings: otherwise
rock-faced rustication.
Lodge adjoining gate is rectangular with 4 smaller rectangular turrets at angles.
Pointed archway with machicolation above. Wall has crenellated parapet, with
bartizans on outer side and semi-circular bastions on inner side. The Town Gate
and Castle Walls were built as a result of the proposal of 1833 whereby the Duke
of Norfolk undertook to build a new Town Hall at his own expense, in return for
the gift of the north part of the High Street, which he wished to enclose within
the Castle grounds [Town Hall Deeds]. The Town Hall was complete by 1338 [Borough
Council Archives]. The new London Road was built in 1341 [Arundel Castle Archives],
so presumably the upper part of the High Street was appropriated then. The houses
on the east side, north of No 34 were pulled down by 1546 [print of Triumphal Arch
of flowers on site of present Town Gate at time of Queen Victoria's visit in 1846].
The walls and gatehouse, however, only date from 1850 [date panel].

Nos 18 to 34 (even) with the Castle Walls and Town Gates form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ0175607233

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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