Barnwell Castle, Barnwell - North Northamptonshire (UA)

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. A five-year programme of repair work has commenced, initial vegetation clearance works completed and a first phase of repairs is due to commence in 2021.

Site Details

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

Location

    Building Name:
    Barnwell Castle
    Unitary Authority:
    North Northamptonshire (UA)
    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

Contact Details

Neil Rimmington 0121 625 6856