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Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth

Description: Kenilworth Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 10 November 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 307721

OS Grid Reference: SP2782972213
OS Grid Coordinates: 427829, 272213
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3473, -1.5929

Location: Purlieu Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1NE

Locality: Kenilworth
Local Authority: Warwick District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV8 1NE

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Kenilworth Castle: a Motte and Bailey and Enclosure Castle with Mere, Dams and 16th Century Gardens, 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 Kenilworth, Warwickshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

Kenilworth Castle
SP 2772 SE 7/1
Important early C12 Keep with some of the earliest meurtrieres in
existence. Early C13 curtain walls and towers. Late C14, circa
1391 by Robert Skyllington, banqueting hall comparable with Westminster
Fall, though ruinous; domestic buildings etc. Late C16 barbican
gatehouse converted 1650 by Colonel Hawksworth into a residence
(inhabited by Lord Kenilworth). Late C16 timber-framed barn embodying
castle curtain wall. Associations with John of Gaunt, Queen Elizabeth,
etc. Scheduled AM.

Listing NGR: SP2793572345

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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