Keys to the Past

Motte Castle (Warden)

These are the remains of a Norman motte standing on the top of a natural hill above the junction of the North and South Tyne. It uses the natural defences of the hillslope for added protection. A large ditch has also been dug along the west side. The site probably dates to the late 11th or early 12th century AD. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8559
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Warden


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