Keys to the Past

Malvoisin (Bamburgh)

This is the site of a wooden fort nicknamed 'Malvoisin' (French for bad neighbour) built by William Rufus (c1056 to 1100) when he laid siege to Bamburgh Castle in 1095.However, no traces of this castle remain.

Reference number:N5270
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bamburgh


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