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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: RICHBOROUGH CASTLE

List entry Number: 1363256

Location

RICHBOROUGH CASTLE

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

County District District Type Parish
KentDoverDistrict AuthorityAsh

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 178071

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ASH RICHBOROUGH TR 365W 3/41 Richborough Castle I

Remains of Roman settlement of Rutupiae A.D.43, C2, c239, C10 and C12. Principal remains are the sea-pebble and rubble stone walls faced with stone and tile levelling courses, three sides of the late C3 Saxon shore fort (the eastern wall fell to the sea, now some miles distant). Walls approximately 25 feet high and 12 feet thick, enclosing an area of approximately 5 acres. Within this area are foundations of a huge monument to commemorate Agricola's final subjugation of Britain c85 A.D., a C2 Government rest house (mansio), shops, the font of a Christian church, c.400, and a late Saxon church, extended C12, destroyed C17. Within and surrounding the fort are extensive earthworks associated with various phases of the development. At some time a large port with extensive wharfing: the landing place and supply base for the Claudian invasion of AD.43.S.A.M. (See D.0.E & H.B.M.C. guide books: see also B.0.E. Kent II 1483 432-3).

Listing NGR: TR3242060178

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Title: Richborough Castle Guide
  2. Book  Reference - Title: Richborough Castle Guide
  3. Book  Reference - Author: Newman, J - Title: The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent - Date: 1983 - Volume: 2 - Page References: 432-3

National Grid Reference: TR3244460253

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