Description: Carisbrooke Castle
Date Listed: 1 February 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 309434
OS Grid Reference: SZ4859487774
OS Grid Coordinates: 448594, 87774
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6876, -1.3135
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Carisbrooke Castle: a Shell Keep Castle on the Site of a Saxon Burh, 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.
1445 Carisbrooke Castle
SZ 4887 NW 11/9
SZ 4887 NE 12/9
Official residence of the Governor of the Isle of Wight. Substantial
remains of castle of C11/C12 foundation with additions in the C14, C15
and C16. Pre-Domesday earthworks round the inner enceinte and at their
foot to the east and west, remains of a late Roman masonry wall, near
the North-Eastern corner, a shallow semi-circular bastion and in the
middle of the east side traces of an inturned gate. Ruins considerably
restored in the C19. Chapel rebuilt 1904-5 by Percy Goddard Stone,
retaining base of C13 buttresses. Charles I was imprisoned in the castle
1647-48. His daughter Princess Elizabeth died there and is buried in
St Thomas's Church, St Thomas's Square qv. A.M.
Listing NGR: SZ4855087719
Source: English Heritage
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