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The South Gatehouse of Launceston Castle and Attached Buildings

A Grade I Listed Building in Launceston, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6365 / 50°38'11"N

Longitude: -4.3623 / 4°21'44"W

OS Eastings: 233045

OS Northings: 84526

OS Grid: SX330845

Mapcode National: GBR NL.9792

Mapcode Global: FRA 17RD.8B2

Entry Name: The South Gatehouse of Launceston Castle and Attached Buildings

Listing Date: 7 June 1993

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196033

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370143

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
660-1/4/192 (North side)
The South Gatehouse of Launceston
Castle and attached curtain walls

GV I

Gatehouse of Castle and attached curtain walls and barbican.
C12, remodelled C13 by Richard of Cornwall. Local slatestone
rubble; local greenstone and volcanic stone dressings. Of the
C12 only the east wall survives, the gatehouse is flanked by
two C13 drum towers linked to a short length of curtain wall
on the right (east) (to site of the former Watch Tower or
Witches Tower which collapsed in 1830) and a long length on
the left and also enclosing about half the west side of the
Bailey. In front of the gateway are the flanking walls, with 2
blocked angled arches surviving from the former fortified
bridge which led to the Deer Park. Principal surviving
features are: 2-centred arched gateway with remains of
portcullis slot on the right; 2 arrow loops in the bridge
walls; a central window opening over the doorway and remains
of stone staircase on the right.
(Saunders AD: Launceston Castle: London: 1984-).


Listing NGR: SX3304484525

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