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)
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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


  • 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