West Mural Tower at Auckland Castle, Auckland Castle Park, Bishop Auckland - County Durham (UA)

Two-storey tower in the grounds of Auckland Castle, part of the west precinct wall. Probably C15 with later alterations. The building is in a highly fragile state. Historic England funded a condition survey and other project development work in 2014. Discussions are underway about a further Historic England grant to enable the completion of substantial repairs in 2018. The site is located in the Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone.

West Mural Tower at Auckland Castle, Auckland Castle Park, Bishop Auckland - County Durham (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: AUCKLAND CASTLE WEST MURAL TOWER AND WEST WALLS
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1196445
  • Local Planning Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Site Type: Domestic > Country house

Location

  • Building Name: West Mural Tower at Auckland Castle
  • Locality: Auckland Castle Park
  • Unitary Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Parish: Bishop Auckland
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bishop Auckland
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, CA

Contact Details

David Farrington 0191 269 1230

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England