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Clitheroe Castle, Clitheroe

Description: Clitheroe Castle

Grade: I
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

Location: Castlegate, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 1BA

Locality: Clitheroe
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB7 1BA

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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.

Explore more of the area around Clitheroe, Lancashire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

5295 (South-West Side)
Clitheroe Castle
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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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