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Latitude: 54.5168 / 54°31'0"N
Longitude: -2.0133 / 2°0'47"W
OS Eastings: 399234
OS Northings: 513504
OS Grid: NY992135
Mapcode National: GBR GJC6.XM
Mapcode Global: WHB4K.1QKP
Entry Name: Bowes Castle
Listing Date: 17 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121039
English Heritage Legacy ID: 111195
Location: Bowes, County Durham, DL12
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Bowes
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
BOWES THE STREET
(South side, off)
33/33 Bowes Castle
Keep with foundations of forebuilding to east. Circa 1171-87 by Richard the
engineer for King Henry II. Sandstone rubble core faced with ashlar and
incorporating some Roman masonry. Square plan.
2 storeys standing and ruinous third storey. Double-chamfered plinth. Each
face has projecting corners and a broad flat central buttress with set-back
wall panels between. Fragmentary roll-moulded band above first floor.
East front: remains of forebuilding with triple-chamfered plinth to north;
first-floor round-arched north doorway has set-back voussoirs and is flanked by
small round-arched openings. South-east corner has slits and contains partly-
reconstructed spiral stair.
South front: first-floor round-arched hall window of 2 orders (inner order
chamfered)to east; several round-headed loops to west.
Badly-damaged west front: exposed mural passages and a first-floor garderobe
chute to south; projecting section at foot of chute has 2 round-arched openings;
fragmentary large windows to north.
North front: large round-headed first-floor window with set-back rounded jambs.
Interior: ground-floor has several springers for destroyed rib vaults; north-
east corner contained first-floor kitchen with fireplace and a simple flue
leading out through north wall.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(The Victoria History of the Counties of England, ed. William Page F.S.A,
A History of the County of York North Riding,1925.)
Listing NGR: NY9923413504
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