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Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth (Brancepeth)

Brancepeth castle © DCC 2007
Brancepeth castle © DCC 2007

Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth 2000
Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth 2000

Brancepeth Castle 2000
Brancepeth Castle 2000

Brancepeth Castle 2003
Brancepeth Castle 2003

Brancepeth Castle 2003
Brancepeth Castle 2003

Brancepeth Castle was first mentioned in 1216, but was rebuilt in around 1398 for Ralph Neville. It was extensively rebuilt in 1818-21 and was altered internally in 1829 and 1864-75 by Anthony Salvin. It has a large courtyard enclosed by a curtain wall and ranges of buildings. It is recorded that Brancepeth Castle was also used as the 7th Durham Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital during World War I. (4)

Reference number:D35812
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1159012
Registered Park or Garden of Historic Interest
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1000729

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Source of Reference
Local History of Brancepeth


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