Keys to the Past

Mitford Castle (Mitford)

Mitford Castle. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Mitford Castle. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

Mitford Castle. 
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Mitford Castle. Photo by Harry Rowland.

Mitford Castle was built as a motte and bailey castle at some time between 1066 and 1100. The first owners of the castle were the Bertram family. Much of the castle was destroyed in the 14th century and subsequently rebuilt. Today the castle is ruined. Mitford Castle is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N11067
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):BUILDING SURVEY, Mitford Castle structural survey and documentary study 2002; The Archaeological Practice
WATCHING BRIEF, Mitford Castle Conservation Project phase 1 2005; The Archaeological Practice Ltd
WATCHING BRIEF, Mitford Castle Conservation Project phase 2 2006; The Archaeological Practice Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Mitford


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