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Latitude: 51.2336 / 51°14'1"N
Longitude: -0.5734 / 0°34'24"W
OS Eastings: 499696
OS Northings: 149237
OS Grid: SU996492
Mapcode National: GBR FCJ.RT9
Mapcode Global: VHFVN.08Q4
Entry Name: The Castle Gateway and Walls Adjoining to the East and South
Listing Date: 1 May 1953
Last Amended: 15 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1029253
English Heritage Legacy ID: 289058
Location: Guildford, Surrey, GU1
Locality: Holy Trinity
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Guildford Holy Trinity and St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
GUILDFORD QUARRY STREET
SU 99 49SE
8/193 The Castle Gateway
1/5/53 and Walls adjoining
to the east and south.
(Formerly listed as
Castle Arch and Walls
adjoining on the south
and the Guildford
Museum and wall
adjoining on the
Castle gateway and walls. Probably rebuilt in the mid C13 by John of Gloucester
following a fire at the Castle. Chalk and flint rubble with ashlar dressings to
arch and window in flanking wall, tile and stone coping above. Pointed arched
gateway with chamfered jambs and slots for portcullis on the inner face. Remains
of flanking tower to right (south) extends for approx 2 metres at the same height
as the gateway and in the return wall of the tower to the rear (east) is a blocked,
ashlar-dressed window with impost blocks. The rear (east) wall extends up Castle
Hill for approx 1O metres. The other flanking gate tower to the North has been
incorporated into Castle Arch (qv). The gateway is part of a scheduled Ancient
Monument, Surrey Monument No. 1.
Photographs in N.M.R.
PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.275.
M. ALEXANDER: GUILDFORD CASTLE GUIDE (1985).
V.C.H. (1967 Ed.) VOL. III pp.
Listing NGR: SU9969649237
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