Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth - County Durham (UA)

Brancepeth Castle is a medieval fortress, greatly enlarged in the C19 by architects John Paterson and (later) Anthony Salvin. It was occupied by the army during World War II and then by glassware makers, J A Joblings. Parts of the building are currently occupied while others are used for events. Urgent repairs have been completed, including major works funded by Historic England in 2018. Culture Recovery Fund grants awarded in 2020 will allow the reinstatement of sandcast lead above the Grand Stair and Reception Hall; and repairs to sash windows (Billiard Room and Constable Tower).

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    BRANCEPETH CASTLE
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1159012
    Local Planning Authority:
    County Durham (UA)
    Site Type:
    Defence > Castle

Location

    Building Name:
    Brancepeth Castle
    Unitary Authority:
    County Durham (UA)
    Parish:
    Brancepeth
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    City of Durham
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    D
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II, CA

Contact Details

Rosa Teira Paz 01912691240