Mitford Castle, Mitford - Northumberland (UA)

Late-C11 motte and bailey castle converted to a shell keep in the C12. The five-sided keep of the C13 includes a C12 curtain wall, curtain wall structures and mid-C12 chapel. It is now a roofless ruin but capable of consolidation. Grant-aided photographic recording for the castle is now complete. Historic England offered grants towards three phases of the repair programme, the first two of which are now complete.

Mitford Castle, Mitford - Northumberland (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Mitford Castle: a motte and bailey and shell keep castle, medieval chapel, graveyard and field system
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1017318
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Castle


  • Building Name: Mitford Castle
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Mitford
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Wansbeck
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 5 grade I
  • List Entry Number(s): 1017318 and 1042645; 1370756; 1042647; 1042646; 1370755