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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: THE SOUTH GATEHOUSE OF LAUNCESTON CASTLE AND ATTACHED BUILDINGS

List entry Number: 1196033

Location

THE SOUTH GATEHOUSE OF LAUNCESTON CASTLE AND ATTACHED BUILDINGS, WESTERN ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
CornwallUnitary AuthorityLaunceston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 07-Jun-1993

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 370143

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Details

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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Saunders, A D, Launceston Castle, (1984)

National Grid Reference: SX 33045 84525

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