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Middleham Park, Bishop Middleham (Bishop Middleham)

Bishop Middleham Castle and Park from the North. c.1300
Bishop Middleham Castle and Park from the North. c.1300

A park surrounded Middleham Manor from as early as 1349, when it was probably used to keep deer for hunting. In 1649 it measured circa 70 acres. The park was surrounded by a wall, which can still be seen in some places. The wall may be of late medieval date (15th or 16th century).

Reference number:D1116
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):Limestone Landscapes Historic Environment Audit And Action Plan; Archaeo-Environment Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bishop Middleham

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