NY9913 : Bowes Castle [1]

taken 2 years ago, near to Bowes, County Durham, England

Bowes Castle [1]
Bowes Castle [1]
Bowes Castle was built within the perimeter of the former Roman fort of Lavatrae, on the Roman road that is now the A66. The original timber castle was replaced by a sandstone rubble core faced with ashlar between 1170 and 1174 and a village was built alongside. The castle withstood a Scottish attack in 1174, but was looted in 1322. The castle declined and was largely dismantled after the English Civil War. The ruins are now in the care of English Heritage. Listed, grade I, with details at: LinkExternal link A Scheduled Ancient Monument with much history and detail at: LinkExternal link
Bowes is a village in County Durham, some 14 miles northwest of Richmond and about 18 miles due west of Darlington. Set on the north bank of the River Greta, the village was, until by-passed, astride the A66 trunk road. The Romans had a fort here, guarding the Stainmore pass over the Pennines, and their site was reused by the Normans who built a castle. The village grew around the castle, and the name Bowes is first mentioned in a charter of 1148.

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Michael Dibb   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 25 June, 2022   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 November, 2022
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 99234 13504 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.0101N 2:0.8007W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9926 1347
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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