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Auckland Castle

Hob Uid: 24221
Location :
County Durham
Bishop Auckland
Grid Ref : NZ2136530198
Summary : Thirteenth century and later bishop's palace on the site of a 12th century bishops palace. Most of the buildings date to the 16th century, with an 18th century gothic villa. The private chapel was originally the great hall of the palace, it underwent 14th century alterations and was converted to a chapel circa 1660.
More information : (NZ21363021) Auckland Castle [NR]
(NZ21383025) St Peter's Church (C of E) [NAT]. (1)

Auckland Castle dates from the 13th century onwards although there has been a Bishop's palace on the site since the 12th century. The domestic part of the castle is an 18th century Gothic villa attached to an irregular group of mainly 16th century buildings. Gde 1.

St Peter's Chapel adjoining the castle was originally the Great Hall of Bishop Pudsey's palace (c 1190), altered in the 14th century and converted into a chapel in the 1660's. Gde 1.

Auckland Castle is in good condition. The private Chapel (St Peter's) is still in use. (1-4)

Additional references. (5-6)

Listed by Cathcart King. (7)




Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : OS 25" map 1972
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Source Number : 2
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Bishop Auckland, Durham, SEP-1972
Page(s) : 1
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Vol(s) : 634
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JHO 26-JUL-1954
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 ISS 01-MAR-1976
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Source Number : 5
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Durham (July 1986)
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Vol(s) : Part 13
Source Number : 6
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Wear Valley, 23-MAY-1994
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Source Number : 7
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the islands. Volume I : Anglesey - Montgomery
Source details :
Page(s) : 134
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Vol(s) : 1

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : 12th century construction
Monument End Date : 1199
Monument Start Date : 1100
Monument Type : Bishops Palace
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Constructed circa 1190
Monument End Date : 1200
Monument Start Date : 1180
Monument Type : Great Hall, Aisled Hall House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : 13th century construction
Monument End Date : 1299
Monument Start Date : 1200
Monument Type : Bishops Palace
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : 14th century alterations
Monument End Date : 1399
Monument Start Date : 1300
Monument Type : Great Hall
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Converted in 1660s
Monument End Date : 1669
Monument Start Date : 1660
Monument Type : Private Chapel
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 18th century construction
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 385601
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 385598
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NZ 23 SW 1
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 24316
Relationship type :
Associated Monuments : 1407217
Relationship type :
Associated Monuments : 1407222
Relationship type :
Associated Monuments : 1407235
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Associated Monuments : 1407238
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NZ 23 SW 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1954-07-26
End Date : 1954-07-26
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NZ 23 SW 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1976-03-01
End Date : 1976-03-01
Associated Activities : Primary, AUCKLAND CASTLE
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 1995-01-01
End Date : 1995-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ST PETER'S CHAPEL, AUCKLAND CASTLE
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 1996-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE SITES IN DURHAM
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 1997-01-01
End Date : 1997-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT AUCKLAND CASTLE
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2011-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AUCKLAND CASTLE
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2011-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, BISHOP'S OFFICE, AUCKLAND CASTLE
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2012-01-01
End Date : 2012-12-31