This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
Latitude: 51.2484 / 51°14'54"N
Longitude: 0.6285 / 0°37'42"E
OS Eastings: 583541
OS Northings: 153193
OS Grid: TQ835531
Mapcode National: GBR QSW.PQF
Mapcode Global: VHJMG.VW4C
Entry Name: Ruins of Barbicans and Dam at Leeds Castle
Listing Date: 18 December 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1060933
English Heritage Legacy ID: 174019
Location: Broomfield and Kingswood, Maidstone, Kent, ME17
Civil Parish: Broomfield and Kingswood
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
BROOMFIELD Ruins of Barbicans
TQ 85 SW and Dam at Leeds
Partly in Leeds civil parish. Triple barbican. Ruins of 2 of
the island barbicans with incorporated mill survive, with dam to
south-east. Probably early-to-mid C13. Mill repaired 1298-9.
Stone. Irregular height. Outer barbican: rectangular, aligned
north-south, with curved south-west corner, and incorporating
ruins of former mill within north-west corner. Connected to dam
by stone wall with small arch. Causeway to north. Pointed
arched stone bridge with parapet, formerly a drawbridge, linking
to inner barbican. Inner barbican: roughly rectangular, parallel
to east of outer barbican, with deep room, possibly a guard room,
immediately to south of bridge. Linked to larger island of
castle to east by stone bridge, formerly a drawbridge, and to
broad causeways to south-east and south-west. South end of
west wall turns south-west to form one wall of south-west
causeway or dam.
Various window openings and loop lights. North gateway to outer
barbican with depressed-pointed arch and portcullis groove. Inner
barbican has similar gateway to bridge between barbicans, and
one jamb of gateway to former south-west bridge and causeway.
See also Leeds Castle [Item 2/2].
Listing NGR: TQ8184352984
Other nearby listed buildings