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Canterbury Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2756 / 51°16'32"N

Longitude: 1.0748 / 1°4'29"E

OS Eastings: 614553

OS Northings: 157430

OS Grid: TR145574

Mapcode National: GBR TY2.VZQ

Mapcode Global: VHLGM.L61G

Entry Name: Canterbury Castle

Listing Date: 3 December 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252100

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170504

Location: Canterbury, Kent, CT1

County: Kent

District: Canterbury

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Canterbury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

(North West Side)

Canterbury Castle
TR 1457 SE 8/210 3.12.49.


The remains of a square Norman keep. 2 storeys above ground level (it was
reduced in height in 1817) built in bands of flint and Caen stone blocks.
There were originally 4 arched windows to each side. The interior has 2
cross walls and the remains of spiral staircases in the east and south-west
wall. Remains of fireplaces of rubble set in a herringbone pattern. The
keep measures 87 by 75 feet externally and the walls are 9 ft thick. Scheduled
as an ancient monument.

Listing NGR: TR1455357429

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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