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Remains of Shell Keep at Guildford Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Guildford, Surrey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2342 / 51°14'2"N

Longitude: -0.5725 / 0°34'20"W

OS Eastings: 499761

OS Northings: 149297

OS Grid: SU997492

Mapcode National: GBR FCK.D48

Mapcode Global: VHFVN.176R

Entry Name: Remains of Shell Keep at Guildford Castle

Listing Date: 1 May 1953

Last Amended: 15 March 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177988

English Heritage Legacy ID: 288878

Location: Guildford, Surrey, GU1

County: Surrey

District: Guildford

Town: Guildford

Electoral Ward/Division: Holy Trinity

Built-Up Area: Guildford

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Guildford Holy Trinity and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text



SU 9949SE GUILDFORD CASTLE HILL
(North Side)

8/16 Remains of Shell Keep
1/5/53 at Guildford Castle
(Formerly listed as
The Castle)

GV I

Remains of polygonal shell keep. Early C12. Flint and chalk rubblestone wall to
south west of tower-keep, one section of a shell keep that encircled the earliest
earth mound. Approximately 6 metres high at highest point with lower, truncated
walls projecting to ends. The wall is part of the scheduled Ancient Monument,
Surrey Monument No. 1.

PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.275
M. ALEXANDER: GUILDFORD CASTLE GUIDE (1985)
V.C.H. VOL III ( 1967 EDN).


Listing NGR: SU9976149297

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