Monument details

HER Number:104/1/2
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Halton Castle: ruined shell keep castle on site of motte & bailey


Consolidation works carried out at Halton Castle in 1997 allowed recording of the Curtain Wall to the south west of the Tower on the northern side of the Upper Bailey Curtain Wall. A blocked pointed arched doorway survives. The Castle ruins are Grade I listed and the site is a Scheduled Monument .


Monument Types

  • CASTLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CURTAIN WALL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOWN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 27611: Halton Castle: A Ruined Shell Keep Castle On The Site Of An Earlier Motte And Bailey; Listed Building (old) (I) 5/28: Title not entered

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