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Middleham Castle, Middleham

Description: Middleham Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 321659

OS Grid Reference: SE1267387618
OS Grid Coordinates: 412673, 487618
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2840, -1.8068

Location: Canaan Lane, Middleham, North Yorkshire DL8 4QR

Locality: Middleham
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 4QR

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There is also a scheduled monument, The Swine Cross, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(south side)

9/69 Middleham Castle


Ruined castle. C12, C13, C14 and C15. Ashlar and rubble. Large
rectangular keep of 1170s standing to its full height, divided to form Hall
and Great Chamber on the first floor, formerly with an external staircase
approach. Late C13 chapel annexe. Curtain wall of C12 and C13, with
irregularly-shaped angle towers, including a round tower on south-west known
as the Prince's Tower. C14 gatehouse to north-east with diagonal turrets,
and machicolations above the segmental-arched opening, and inside a single-
chamfered rib-vault. On 3 sides of curtain wall, living and service ranges
were added in the C14 and C15. From 1270 the castle belonged to the Nevill
family of Raby. Anne Nevill married Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later
Richard In, in 1470, and in 1473 their only child, Edward, was born in
Middleham Castle, according to tradition in the Prince's Tower. Later,
Nevill property reverted to the Crown. VCH, i, pp 251-5. Scheduled as an
Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SE1267087619

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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