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Warwick Castle, Warwick

Description: Warwick Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 307361

OS Grid Reference: SP2842464656
OS Grid Coordinates: 428424, 264656
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2793, -1.5848

Location: 51 Mill Street, Warwick CV34 4QX

Locality: Warwick
Local Authority: Warwick District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV34 4QX

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Warwick Castle (uninhabited parts), 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.

Explore more of the area around Warwick, Warwickshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

1781 Warwick Castle

SP 2864 NW 1/301 10.1.53.


Early site, probably dating from pre-Norman times. Much mediaeval work
remains. Good C18 and later additions. In 1871 a fire gutted the Great
Hall and East Wing, these being restored by Anthony Salvin. This castle,
(containing a fine collection of antiques and works of art) is considered
of very great national interest. Main block with C14 walls and vaulted
undercroft. Caesan's tower and Guy's tower, the Gatehouse and its Barbican
also C14. The curtain walls may date from this period. Bear and Clarence
towers C15, left incomplete 1485 and later given battlements; probably
intended as a stronghold within the castle similar to that at Raglan.
Late C17 internal features include exceptional plasterwork and wood carvings
to the Cedar Room by Roger and William Hurlbut, completed 1678. Altered
1753-5 by Lancelot Brown, who rebuilt the porch and stairway to the Great
Hall. Porch extended forward and additional rooms built beside it, 1763-9,
by Timothy Lightoler. Watergate tower restored by A Salvin 1861-3. AM.
VCH, viii, pp.454-64.

Warwick Castle, with its Boundary Walls, Stables, Conservatory, Mill
and Lodge form a group.

Listing NGR: SP2842464656

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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