Keys to the Past

Barnard Castle (Barnard Castle)

View of the Inner Bailey late 18th century
View of the Inner Bailey late 18th century

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

Barnard Castle © DCC 2007
Barnard Castle © DCC 2007

The medieval castle at Barnard Castle was begun in the 12th century, and stands on a cliff above the River Tees. It has four courtyards surrounded by a wall and ditch. In the Inner Ward the Great Hall and Great Chamber survive well, and the ruins of the Bakehouse and the Guardhouse can also be seen. This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument protected by law.

Reference number:D1970
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1007505
Event(s):Barnard Castle excavations 1976-8
Watching brief for Castle Access Road, Barnard Castle, 2005; Northern Archaeological Associates
Watching brief at Barnard Castle 2006; Northern Archaeological Associates



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Barnard Castle


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