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Perimeter Walls of Launceston Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Launceston, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6363 / 50°38'10"N

Longitude: -4.3622 / 4°21'43"W

OS Eastings: 233054

OS Northings: 84512

OS Grid: SX330845

Mapcode National: GBR NL.97B6

Mapcode Global: FRA 17RD.8DB

Entry Name: Perimeter Walls of Launceston Castle

Listing Date: 7 June 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187246

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370142

Location: Launceston, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Launceston

Built-Up Area: Launceston

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Launceston

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


LAUNCESTON

SX32843384 WESTERN ROAD
660-1/4/190 Perimeter walls of Launceston Castle

GV II

Perimeter walls of Castle. c1840, incorporating some medieval
fragments. For the Duke of Northumberland. Slatestone rubble
walls with local greenstone, volcanic stone and polyphant
stone dressings. Roadside retaining walls to St Thomas Road,
Western Road and Castle Dyke with some Gothic style features,
some of which are probably re-used from the Watch of Witches
Tower which collapsed when the road was being built. High
walls with doorways inserted at various intervals. These walls
are part of a major landscaping scheme which took place
following criticism about the condition of the castle in 1840.


Listing NGR: SX3305484512

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