Gateway, Mortham Tower, Rokeby - County Durham (UA)

Late-medieval gateway to grade I medieval fortified manor house, set within landscaped Rokeby Park (registered grade II*). There is structural movement in the gateway. A support scaffold has been installed due to safety concerns. The flanking courtyard walls are also showing signs of deterioration with some invasive plant growth.

Gateway, Mortham Tower, Rokeby - County Durham (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Mortham Tower
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1160832
  • Local Planning Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Site Type: Domestic > Country house


  • Building Name: Gateway
  • Unitary Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Parish: Rokeby
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bishop Auckland
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II*