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North Yorkshire
Richmondshire (District Authority)
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SE 12673 87618


SE 18 NW MIDDLEHAM CASTLE HILL (south side) 9/69 Middleham Castle 6.1.70


Ruined castle. C12, C13, C14 and C15. Ashlar and rubble. Large rectangular keep of 1170s standing to its full height, divided to form Hall and Great Chamber on the first floor, formerly with an external staircase approach. Late C13 chapel annexe. Curtain wall of C12 and C13, with irregularly-shaped angle towers, including a round tower on south-west known as the Prince's Tower. C14 gatehouse to north-east with diagonal turrets, and machicolations above the segmental-arched opening, and inside a single- chamfered rib-vault. On 3 sides of curtain wall, living and service ranges were added in the C14 and C15. From 1270 the castle belonged to the Nevill family of Raby. Anne Nevill married Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later Richard II, in 1470, and in 1473 their only child, Edward, was born in Middleham Castle, according to tradition in the Prince's Tower. Later, Nevill property reverted to the Crown. VCH, i, pp 251-5. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SE1267087619


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Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of York, (1907), 251-5


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 15 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/10289/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David H. Brown. Source Historic England Archive
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