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

Location

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

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 1370755; 1042645; 1370756; 1042647; 1042646