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© Mr Trevor Defferd

IoE Number: 135948
Location: SECTION OF TOWN WALL RUNNING FROM THE POINT OF JUNCTION WITH THE CASTLE WALL JUST NORTH OF SIMNEL STREET TO ITS EASTERN TERMINATION JUST WEST OF BARGATE, TOWN WALLS
  SOUTHAMPTON, SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Trevor Defferd
Date Photographed: 01 August 2004
Date listed: 14 July 1953
Date of last amendment: 14 July 1953
Grade II

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TOWN WALLS 1. 5239 Section of wall running west from Bargate to Arundel Tower and then south to point just south of Castle Water Gate. It includes Arundel Tower, Catchcold Tower, Garderobe Tower, The 40 Steps, Castle Water Gate and Castle Vault (formerly listed as Section of Town Wall running from the point of junction with the Castle Wall just north of Simnel Street to its eastern termination just west of Bargate) SU 4111 3/251 14.7.53 I 2. Mediaeval City Walls. It includes the Arundel Tower, a round tower built early to Mid C13 with another stage added probably 1377-9 when Sir John Arundel was governor of the Castle Catchcold tower, an early C15 tower with 3 gunports, amongst the earliest in Europe. South of Catchcold Tower are the 40 Steps, a series of stone steps built on to the wall in 1850. The Castle stood to the south of this in mediaeval times. Between 2 buttresses is the entrance to Castle Vault a C12 rectangular tunnel-vaulted undercroft, with some corbels, which was built to store the King's wines. The barrels were unloaded directly from the quay into the vault. Single round-headed window to south of entrance. Immediately to the south is the Castle Water Gate with a blocked segmental-headed C14 doorway. Scheduled as an ancient monument.

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