Description: Clitheroe Castle
Date Listed: 19 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 182766
OS Grid Reference: SD7424541698
OS Grid Coordinates: 374245, 441698
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8708, -2.3932
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Clitheroe Castle; Medieval Enclosure Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
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5295 (South-West Side)
SD 7441 1/2 19.5.50.
A castle noted in Domesday Book. Consists principally of a small C12 square tower
keep with flat corner turrets, 1 of which contains a staircase. Entrance, originally
into the 2nd storey, is now by breaches into the ground storey. All floors appear
to have been of wood. The keep is advantageously placed on a steep crag. The inner
bailey must have been to the South and fragments of ancient walls and masonry are
to be seen in the park and incorporated into buildings, stables and offices (qv).
Clitheroe Castle, Premises occupied by Ribble Valley Borough Council and Outbuilding and
Stable block form a group.
Listing NGR: SD7424541698
Source: English Heritage
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