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Halton Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Castlefields, Halton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3334 / 53°20'0"N

Longitude: -2.6959 / 2°41'45"W

OS Eastings: 353751

OS Northings: 382056

OS Grid: SJ537820

Mapcode National: GBR 9YMW.4S

Mapcode Global: WH87R.KGFX

Entry Name: Halton Castle

Listing Date: 23 April 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130460

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55981

Location: Halton, WA7

County: Halton

Electoral Ward/Division: Castlefields

Built-Up Area: Runcorn

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Halton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 58 SW HALTON CASTLE ROAD

5/28 Halton Castle

23.4.70 I

Ruinous Castle circa 1070 for Nigel first Norman Baron of Halton. Red
sandstone almost eliptical on plan sitting on top of high sandstone
and earth mound and dominating the surrounding plain. Roughly squared
sandstone inner and outer faces with corework infilling. A few high
standing sections of the walls contain the remains of windows with
tracery which suggests a late medieval alteration. High standing
remains within the walls South East were built C1800 to make the
Castle an eyecatcher from Norton Priory. Scheduled Ancient Monument.


Listing NGR: SJ5375182056

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