Warkworth Town Walls

Has been described as a Possible Urban Defence

There are no visible remains

NameWarkworth Town Walls
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishWarkworth

Turner suggests there may have been some town walls as well as the surviving Bridge Gate although questions if these were ever complete.

Gatehouse Comments

The natural defenses provided by the River Coquet and the castle covering the south of the town may have been sufficient and there would be no real need to expend time, money and effort on other defences.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNU248062
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  • Salter, Mike, 2013, Medieval Walled Towns (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 141
  • Creighton, O.H. and Higham, R.A., 2005, Medieval Town Walls (Stroud: Tempus) p. 128, 129, 143-4, 270
  • Bond, C.J., 1987, 'Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Defences' in Schofield, J. and Leech, R. (eds) Urban Archaeology in Britain (CBA Research Report 61) p. 92-116 online copy
  • Turner, H.L., 1971, Town Defences in England and Wales (London) p. 110


  • Creighton, Oliver, 2006, ''Castles of Communities': Medieval Town Defences in England; Wales and Gascony' Ch√Ęteau Gaillard Vol. 22 p. 75-86