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Middleham Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Middleham, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.284 / 54°17'2"N

Longitude: -1.8068 / 1°48'24"W

OS Eastings: 412673

OS Northings: 487618

OS Grid: SE126876

Mapcode National: GBR HLTX.M1

Mapcode Global: WHC6Y.6LV4

Entry Name: Middleham Castle

Listing Date: 6 January 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318543

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321659

Location: Middleham, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Middleham

Built-Up Area: Middleham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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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 II, 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

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