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Castle Gate, Durham City (Durham City)

This is the gatehouse of Durham Castle. It was also the site of a drawbridge. They were built in the 11th century. (1)

It is documented in a newspaper article from 1923 that German guns were "allowed a place of honour at the gates of Durham Castle" as a war memorial after the end of the First World War. The guns are no longer located here and might have been removed for scrap during WW2 (2)

Reference number:D1205
Historical period: First World War (1914 to 1918)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:World Heritage Site
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1000089
Event(s):Castle Ditch excavation; Northern Archaeological Associates

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Source of Reference
Local History of Durham City


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