Keys to the Past

Bishopton Castle (Bishopton)

 Bishopton Castle © DCC 2004
Bishopton Castle © DCC 2004

 Bishopton Castle © DCC 2006
Bishopton Castle © DCC 2006

 Bishopton Castle © DCC 2007
Bishopton Castle © DCC 2007

Castle Hill is the remains of a medieval motte and bailey castle. The central mound is surrounded by a ditch and earth bank. There are more earth banks on each site of the site. To the south of the mound is a large enclosure surrounded by a ditch. Another enclosure, rectangular in shape stands to the north of the mound. The castle was probably built in 1143 during a war between Roger Conyer's, Lord of Bishopston and the Bishop of Durham. This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument protected by law.

Reference number:D335
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1008668
Event(s):Round Mounds Project: Bishopton Castle, County Durham; University of Reading

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bishopton


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