Carisbrooke Castle, Castle Hill, Carisbrooke

Listed grade: Grade 1

Year listed: 1972

Description: Official residence of the Governor of the Isle of Wight. Substantial remains of castle of C11/C12 foundation with additions in the C14, C15 and C16. Pre-Domesday earthworks round the inner enceinte and at their foot to the east and west, remains of a late Roman masonry wall, near the North-Eastern corner, a shallow semi-circular bastion and in the middle of the east side traces of an inturned gate. Ruins considerably restored in the C19. Chapel rebuilt 1904-5 by Percy Goddard Stone, retaining base of C13 buttresses. Charles I was imprisoned in the castle 1647-48. His daughter Princess Elizabeth died there and is buried in St Thomas's Church, St Thomas's Square.

Carisbrooke Castle, Castle Hill, Carisbrooke

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