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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: WALLS OF THE OUTER BAILEY AT BEESTON CASTLE

List entry Number: 1130513

Location

WALLS OF THE OUTER BAILEY AT BEESTON CASTLE, CASTLE ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary AuthorityBeeston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Mar-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Apr-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 55799

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History

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Details

BEESTON C.P. (Off) CASTLE ROAD SJ 55 NW 5/9 Walls of the Outer Bailey at Beeston Castle 1.3.67. (formerly listed as Beeston Castle) GV I Section of walling, gatehouse and towers of outer bailey wall. c.1220 altered late C13/early C14. Built for Ranulf de Blundeville, 7th Earl of Chester. Roughly coursed red sandstone. There is a break in the walling at the point of the former gatehouse. The southern walling has six D-shaped and one rectangular tower. At the northern end of the wall are remnants of the southern tower of the gatehouse. Immediately to the left of this and adjacent is a later C15 or C16 square garderobe tower. To the left of this are 5 further D-shaped towers divided by curtain walling. Each tower has one or two lateral arrow slits covering the curtain walls. The northern walling has three D-shaped towers. At the southern end of the wall are remnants of the northern tower of the gatehouse. The lower courses of the walls and towers are all that remain, the upper courses having been demolished c.1646 or thereafter. On the death of Ranulf de Blundeville's nephew the castle passed to the Crown . In the late C13 and early C14 Edward I carried out modernising alterations. By the late C16 Leland described the castle as "shattered and ruinous". In 1643 it was partially repaired and occupied by parliamentary troops and taken by Royalist forces in the same year. It was partially demolished in 1646 to prevent its repeated use as a stronghold. Archaeclogical evidence of Bronze and Iron-age settlements on the site has been found.

Listing NGR: SJ5393159215

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National Grid Reference: SJ 53921 59148

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