Streatlam Castle

Has been described as a Certain Masonry Castle

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameStreatlam Castle
Alternative NamesStainton; Stretlam; Newcastle
Historic CountryDurham
Modern AuthorityDurham
1974 AuthorityCounty Durham
Civil ParishStreatlam And Stainton

Streatlam Castle, "Newcastle" in some records, existed in the late C13. It was rebuilt in C15 and again rebuilt, on the old foundations(Hutchinson), between 1718 and the mid-C19. Now a complete ruin. Some walls, particularly at west end, have a very thick core of rubble masonry but there are no other traces of antiquity (F1 EG 02-JUN-54). (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Streatlam was the seat of the Bowes family, and later the Bowes-Lyon, Earls of Strathmore, and fronted an older building rebuilt by Sir William Bowes around 1450. The building was gutted in 1927 and demolished in 1959 as part of a Territorial Army exercise.

- Philip Davis

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNZ083198
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