Barnwell Castle, Barnwell - East Northamptonshire

The ruins of a fortified residence dating to the mid C13, built on a quadrangular plan with corner towers and a gatehouse entrance. Despite the demolition of its internal buildings in the late C17, Barnwell Castle survives in a remarkably complete form. In recent years vegetation growth and deterioration of the local limestone, especially where wall cores are exposed, has led to fabric loss and vulnerability to localised collapse. Following advice from Historic England, the owner has appointed a Lead Advisor to undertake a condition survey as a first step in identifying repair needs.

Barnwell Castle, Barnwell - East Northamptonshire
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Barnwell Castle
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1294426
    Local Planning Authority:
    East Northamptonshire
    Site Type:
    Defence > Castle

Location

    Building Name:
    Barnwell Castle
    County:
    Northamptonshire
    District / Borough:
    East Northamptonshire
    Parish:
    Barnwell
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Corby
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II, SM, CA