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Clitheroe Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Clitheroe, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8709 / 53°52'15"N

Longitude: -2.3932 / 2°23'35"W

OS Eastings: 374245

OS Northings: 441698

OS Grid: SD742416

Mapcode National: GBR CRQP.P4

Mapcode Global: WH96B.6YNX

Entry Name: Clitheroe Castle

Listing Date: 19 May 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1071553

English Heritage Legacy ID: 182766

Location: Clitheroe, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB7

County: Lancashire

District: Ribble Valley

Civil Parish: Clitheroe

Built-Up Area: Clitheroe

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

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Listing Text

5295 (South-West Side)
Clitheroe Castle
SD 7441 1/2 19.5.50.

A castle noted in Domesday Book. Consists principally of a small C12 square tower
keep with flat corner turrets, 1 of which contains a staircase. Entrance, originally
into the 2nd storey, is now by breaches into the ground storey. All floors appear
to have been of wood. The keep is advantageously placed on a steep crag. The inner
bailey must have been to the South and fragments of ancient walls and masonry are
to be seen in the park and incorporated into buildings, stables and offices (qv).

Clitheroe Castle, Premises occupied by Ribble Valley Borough Council and Outbuilding and
Stable block form a group.

Listing NGR: SD7424541698

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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