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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 CASTLE

List entry Number: 1291698

Location

THE CASTLE

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

County District District Type Parish
ShropshireUnitary AuthorityLudlow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Apr-1954

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 389694

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

LUDLOW

SO5074 The Castle 825-1/1/72 15/04/54

GV I

Castle. c1085, with C11 to C17 additions. Stone rubble. Approximately square, with Inner Bailey in north-west corner. C12 Outer Bailey and Gatehouse, and C13 semi-circular Mortimer's Tower to west side; C14 Chapel of St Peters and C16 Courthouse to south. C17 lodgings. Inner Bailey has surviving C12 walls, towers and Gatehouse-Keep with Norman windows and interior blank arcading; C16 building to east; C12 circular nave of Chapel of St Mary, with much carving; C14 Hall range. Seat of President of Council of the Marches, 1501-1689. In 1501 Prince Arthur and Catherine of Aragon were sent to keep court at Ludlow Castle, where in 1502 Prince Arthur died. Location of the Jeste of Fulke Fitzwarine. Milton's "Comus" first performed here in 1634. (Archaeologia: St. John Hope WH: The Castle of Ludlow: PP.257-350; Archaeological Journal: Faulkner PA: Domestic Planning from the C12th to C14th: PP.177-179; Castles in Wales and the Marches: Renn D: Chastel de Dynan; the first phases of Ludlow: 1987-: PP.55-74).



Listing NGR: SO5085774631

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Kenyon, J - Title: Castles in Wales and the Marches Essays in honour of DJ Cathcart King - Date: 1987 - Page References: 55-74
  2. Article  Reference - Title: Archaeologia - Journal Title: Archaeologia
  3. Article  Reference - Title: Archaeological Journal - Journal Title: Archaeological Journal

National Grid Reference: SO 50849 74605, SO 50865 74525

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