Ruins of Betchworth Castle, Reigate Road, Brockham - Mole Valley

Late C17 ruined house built on site of medieval castle. Consolidation works to ruins completed 2013. A section of the terrace retaining wall was rebuilt in 2014, but a long section of the terrace is still held up only by tree roots and temporary geotextile fabric shoring. This will fail once the tree roots rot or if strong winds blow over any of the trees on the terrace edge. This and on-going management/ maintenance needs to be addressed before the monument can be removed from the Register. The owner is trying to secure funding to assure the long term future of the ruins.

Ruins of Betchworth Castle, Reigate Road, Brockham - Mole Valley
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Betchworth Castle
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1017996
    Local Planning Authority:
    Mole Valley
    Site Type:
    Domestic > Fortified house

Location

    Building Name:
    Ruins of Betchworth Castle
    Street Name:
    Reigate Road
    County:
    Surrey
    District / Borough:
    Mole Valley
    Parish:
    Brockham
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Mole Valley
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Fair
    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:
    Private
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
    List Entry Number(s):
    1017996 and 1378073