Codnor Castle remains, Castle Lane, Aldercar and Langley Mill - Amber Valley

Castle ruins and earthworks dating to the early C13 and later. Formerly affected by open-cast coal mining operations nearby. A major repair programme was completed in 2008. The Codnor Castle Heritage Trust is carrying out maintenance works and running public events with the landowner's permission. The Lower Court east wall is in danger of collapse and has been temporarily supported. Development proposals and the long term management of the site have yet to be fully resolved. However, the Trust has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to explore options for both castle and farmhouse.

Codnor Castle remains, Castle Lane, Aldercar and Langley Mill - Amber Valley
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Codnor Castle
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1007047
  • Local Planning Authority: Amber Valley
  • Site Type: Defence > Castle


  • Building Name: Codnor Castle remains
  • Street Name: Castle Lane
  • County: Derbyshire
  • District / Borough: Amber Valley
  • Parish: Aldercar and Langley Mill
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Amber Valley
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II, CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1007047 and 1109025