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 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
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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


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

Contact Details

Nicola Lauder 01483 252074

Next steps

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