Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

MIDDLEHAM CASTLE


MIDDLEHAM CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The keep was erected in 1170 near the site of the original 11th century motte and bailey castle of which the motte can still be seen. A few years later the curtain wall was added around the keep and this was raised in height in the 15th century. It was slighted during the Civil War with one side of the curtain wall being removed but much remains of the 12th and 13th century walls and the large keep.

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Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
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Original motte photo Andrew Tivenan Original motte photo Andrew Tivenan Middleham from the original motte photo Andrew Tivenan Original motte photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
A6108, 1 mile south of the Leyburn on the A684
Castle Hill, Middleham, North Yorkshire DL8 4QG

 



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