© Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB
AUCKLAND CASTLE WEST MURAL TOWER AND WEST WALLS, AUCKLAND CASTLE PARK
BISHOP AUCKLAND, WEAR VALLEY, DURHAM
Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB
10 May 2006
21 April 1952
Date of last amendment:
23 May 1994
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NZ2130 AUCKLAND CASTLE PARK
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.