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Latitude: 50.8562 / 50°51'22"N
Longitude: 0.5849 / 0°35'5"E
OS Eastings: 582027
OS Northings: 109483
OS Grid: TQ820094
Mapcode National: GBR PXB.BP3
Mapcode Global: FRA D63T.XB7
Entry Name: Hastings Castle
Listing Date: 19 January 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1043579
English Heritage Legacy ID: 293726
Location: Hastings, East Sussex, TN34
County: East Sussex
Electoral Ward/Division: Castle
Built-Up Area: Hastings
Traditional County: Sussex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex
Church of England Parish: Hastings Emmanuel
Church of England Diocese: Chichester
TQ 8109 SE 13/1A 19.1.51.
TQ 8209 SW 14/1A
C11 and Cl3 ruins, principally of the collegiate Church of St Mary, and the North
and East curtain walls with East gate and bastions.
The Castle built circa 1070. The church was started afterwards but before 1094.
More building work in early 1170s to 1190s including the keep in 1172. Repairs
of 1216 and afterwards progressive ruin.
The walls are stone rubble, and as it exists now there are ruined walls and foundations
of the church which had a central tower the western arch of which has been rebuilt,
there are remains of a square tower at the west end of the nave. There remains
the curtain walling along the North, North-west, North and North-east with the
gatehouse on the North-east side with 2 rounded towers. Outside the walls on the
north side are store-rooms (known as the Dungeons) in the form of narrow tunnel-vaulted
passages. The keep and other buildings no longer exist. AM.
Listing NGR: TQ8199409456
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