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Hastings Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Hastings, East Sussex

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Coordinates

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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043579

English Heritage Legacy ID: 293726

Location: Hastings, East Sussex, TN34

County: East Sussex

District: Hastings

Town: Hastings

District Council Ward: Castle

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Hastings Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

CASTLE HILL
1.
5204
Hastings Castle
TQ 8109 SE 13/1A 19.1.51.
TQ 8209 SW 14/1A
I
2.
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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