Keys to the Past

The Castle, 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 Castle, Barnard Castle  © DCC 2002
The Castle, Barnard Castle © DCC 2002

The Castle,   © DCC 2002
The Castle, © DCC 2002

The Castle, Barnard Castle  © DCC 2003
The Castle, Barnard Castle © DCC 2003

The Castle   © DCC 2004
The Castle © DCC 2004

The Castle,  © DCC 2004
The Castle, © DCC 2004

The Castle,  © DCC 2004
The Castle, © DCC 2004

The Castle, Barnard Castle  © DCC 2005
The Castle, Barnard Castle © DCC 2005

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: Stuart (1603 to 1714)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1218822
Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1007505
Event(s):Watching brief for Castle Access Road, Barnard Castle, 2005; Northern Archaeological Associates
Watching brief at Barnard Castle 2006; Northern Archaeological Associates
Heritage assessment and wall survey of Barnard Castle outer ward wall, 2013 - 2014; Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd
Archaeological works at the Outer Ward, Barnard Castle, County Durham 2014; Northern Archaeological Associates Ltd
Excavations at Barnard Castle 1974 - 1981; Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Barnard Castle


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