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Berwick Castle (Fragments, Including Towers and Walls and Steps), Berwick-upon-Tweed

Description: Berwick Castle (Fragments, Including Towers and Walls and Steps)

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 237247

OS Grid Reference: NT9932853410
OS Grid Coordinates: 399328, 653410
Latitude/Longitude: 55.7740, -2.0123

Location: New Road, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1NR

Locality: Berwick-upon-Tweed
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: TD15 1NR

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Listing Text

840 Berwick Castle
(fragments, including
towers and walls and steps)
NT 9953E 10/261 1.8.52.
There was a fortress here in the C12, but it was often besieged,
attacked and altered. In the beginning of the C17 a large town
house was begun on the site, but after 1611 the castle was left to decline.
A large part of the stonework was removed for building Holy Trinity Church,
and later the greater part of the remains were swept away for the railway
station on the site. The west curtain wall survives in part, with steep
steps down to the river (end of C13), and fragments of towers of
the C16. AM.

Listing NGR: NT9932853410

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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