Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth - County Durham (UA)

Brancepeth Castle is a medieval fortress that was 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 and other activities. Some urgent repairs have been completed in recent years, including major works in 2018 with Historic England funding. Further repairs are being planned. Options for developing the site’s business potential are also being explored.

Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth - County Durham (UA)
© Historic England

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