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Auckland Castle West Mural Tower and West Walls

A Grade I Listed Building in Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6663 / 54°39'58"N

Longitude: -1.6725 / 1°40'20"W

OS Eastings: 421224

OS Northings: 530187

OS Grid: NZ212301

Mapcode National: GBR JGRH.Q1

Mapcode Global: WHC52.8ZV3

Entry Name: Auckland Castle West Mural Tower and West Walls

Listing Date: 21 April 1952

Last Amended: 23 May 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385600

Location: Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Bishop Auckland

Built-Up Area: Bishop Auckland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Bishop Auckland

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


634-1/8/85 Auckland Castle west mural tower and
21/04/52 west walls
(Formerly Listed as:
West mural tower and remains of
walling of Castle)


Walls around Auckland Castle garden, yard and lawn to west of
castle (qv) with west mural tower. First wall is said to have
been C14. Extensive rebuilding for Bishop Cosin c1660. C18
MATERIALS: rubble boundary wall and west tower with ashlar
coping, irregular quoins and brick and ashlar blocking to
tower. Battlemented ashlar coping to walls around lawn. Brick
inner leaf to garden wall with rubble outer leaf on north and
west, and coursed squared stone outer leaf facing lawn to rear
wing of castle.
At west, wall abuts outbuildings of 18 Market Place (qv), and
at north end of castle yard has small boarded door to
outbuilding set against south wall of mural tower. Pointed
arched door in tower south wall. West wall of tower, visible
from yard to east of Nos 24 & 25 Market Place (qv), one wide
opening on each floor blocked with narrow bricks, and in lower
an ashlar slab with cross slit inserted.
INTERIOR of tower derelict with some beam ends for first floor
in situ. Substantial beams of low-pitched roof partly fallen.
No roof covering visible.
Kitchen garden walls tall, with low blocked flue arch. West
wall to garden, dividing it from lawn, is thick stone and has
high segmental arch inserted at south end and next to this a
narrow, blocked pointed arch. In north wall a pointed arch
with shaped panelled door.

Listing NGR: NZ2122430187

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

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