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IoE Number: 309104
Location: BRIDGE AND REMAINS OF GATEHOUSE AND CURTAIN WALLS AT ASTLEY CASTLE,
  ASTLEY, NORTH WARWICKSHIRE, WARWICKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr John H Mills
Date Photographed: 15 October 1999
Date listed: 11 November 1952
Date of last amendment: 11 November 1952
Grade II

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ASTLEYSP38NW8/16Bridge and remains of11/11/52gatehouse and curtain walls atAstley Castle

ASTLEY SP38NW 8/16 Bridge and remains of 11/11/52 gatehouse and curtain walls at Astley Castle GV II Bridge and remains of gatehouse and curtain walls. C14, with origins c.1266 and early C19 alterations. Regular coursed and coursed squared sandstone. Bridge has round arch, and early C19 embattled parapet. Gateway has 4-centred arch, possibly C14, of 2 chamfered orders with shield panel above. Double-leaf plank doors. Return walls approximately 2 metres long to bridge; left wall has bricked-up chamfered arch. Curtain wall to the right and in front of the house is little more than a retaining wall. Curtain wall to the left rises to a height of approximately 8 metres for a length of approximately 15 metres to the rear of the house, and is attached to the rear right corner. 2 buttresses. Early C19 two-light mullioned window. On the left the wall curves back towards the house and ends at a round-arched gateway. Lower and much rougher wall to left drops down to retaining wall only. Licence to crenellate was obtained in 1266. (Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p75; VCH: Warwickshire: Vol VI, p15)

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