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The Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Tutbury, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.8591 / 52°51'32"N

Longitude: -1.6907 / 1°41'26"W

OS Eastings: 420924

OS Northings: 329118

OS Grid: SK209291

Mapcode National: GBR 4BP.RCW

Mapcode Global: WHCFZ.0D6G

Entry Name: The Castle

Listing Date: 26 April 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374431

English Heritage Legacy ID: 273478

Location: Tutbury, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire, DE13

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Tutbury

Built-Up Area: Tutbury

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Tutbury St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SK 2028 4/2 -----------
The Castle

Castle ruins. C12 chapel. North-east gateway of early C14, the rest C15 and
later. On the south side the present entrance is through the south wall of the
former King's Lodging of 1631-5 on the site of the former great hall and solar, of
which portions remain. To west the motte is crowned by a folly keep of early C19
known as Julius's tower. To east is the South Tower, actually 2 adjoining towers of
circa 1442-50. The curtain wall extends north-east to a small tower and to the
North Tower beyond, built circa 1450 and terminating with the North-East Gateway,
known as John of Gaunt's Gateway, a fabric on early C14 with C15 towers. In the
bailey stand the remains of the Norman chapel. The castle, which for long has been
the property of the Duchy of Lancaster, was founded by Henry de Ferrers. Mary Queen
of Scots was confined here on several occasions.
Crown Property and A.M.

Listing NGR: SK2093629169

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