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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 c.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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