Bishopton Castle (Bishopton)
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.
|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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Source of Reference
Local History of Bishopton
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