Oakham Castle walls, Market Place, Oakham - Rutland (UA)

Remains of the curtain walls of Oakham castle, set within earthen ramparts, thought to date to the C12 and C13. The exposed stonework has been subject to decay and displacement by vegetation. A major project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to develop the site as a cultural centre for Rutland, has been completed. This included works to remove vegetation and consolidate the curtain walls. The main feature that remains to be addressed is the consolidation of the cut face of the motte.

Oakham Castle walls, Market Place, Oakham - Rutland (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Oakham motte and bailey castle and medieval gardens
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1010702
    Local Planning Authority:
    Rutland (UA)
    Site Type:
    Defence > Castle

Location

    Building Name:
    Oakham Castle walls
    Street Name:
    Market Place
    Unitary Authority:
    Rutland (UA)
    Parish:
    Oakham
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Rutland and Melton
    Region:
    East Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, 2 LBs, CA