Keys to the Past

Castle Hill possible motte and bailey (Haltwhistle)

Traditionally, Castle Hill in Haltwhistle is held to be the site of a medieval motte and bailey castle. The hill is a natural mound but in the 19th and early 20th centuries earthwork banks were seen around part of it and thought to be part of the castle's defences. However, some doubt has been raised about this and development on the hill has now removed much of the evidence. Excavations on the hill in 1992 found medieval pottery.

Reference number:N6684
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area

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Source of Reference
Local History of Haltwhistle

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