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Castle Holdgate (also known as Holdgate Castle, Holgate Castle)


There was a castle at Holdgate in 1086, which had gardens attached to it by 1292, and two parks by 1428. Remnants of a 13th- or 14th-century tower house comprise part of the current Hall Farm. Royal Commission surveys suggest that earthworks to the south-east of the castle may represent a formal garden of the 16th century.

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  • Castle (featured building)
  • Description: Holdgate castle is a motte and bailey first mentioned in Domesday Book. The motte and bailey survive as an earthwork, and a 13th- or 14th-century round tower also remains, although the rest of the medieval castle is now lost.
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Principal Building

Domestic / Residential


Part: standing remains