Wark Castle (Carham)
These are the ruins of Wark Castle. An early 12th century motte and bailey stood on the east end of a gravel ridge, cut off from it by a deep ditch. It was refortified in 1158 and by the early 13th century an eight-sided shell keep was built, and towers and a gatehouse were added. Most of the castle was demolished in 1549. All that remains is the motte and some of the keep walls. In the 16th century a large earthwork platform for artillery was built. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
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|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Legal status:||Listed Building|
Scheduled Ancient Monument
|Event(s):||TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Wark-on-Tweed Castle Survey 1992; RCHME|
FIELD SURVEY, Wark Castle Archaeological Recording 1997; NEWCASTLE CITY ARCHAEOLOGY UNIT
TRIAL TRENCH, Dovecot Hilltop, Wark-on-Tweed 1998; The Archaeological Practice
WATCHING BRIEF, Tweed Bank Cottage annexe, Wark on Tweed 2001; BERNICIA ARCHAEOLOGY
TRIAL TRENCH, Blue Row Gardens, Wark-on-Tweed 2003; ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT, Land at Wark-on-Tweed, west of Kaim Cottage 2013; Northern Archaeological Associates
Source of Reference
Local History of Carham
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