Warkworth Castle: Stories in Stone. A new interpretation scheme for Warkworth Castle, Northumberland

Sums awarded: £5,000

Northumberland’s Warkworth Castle was founded in the 12th century and became the home of the Percy family – one of the most powerful dynasties of late medieval England.

English Heritage are in the process of updating the castle’s interpretive scheme, giving the opportunity to find out more about Warkworth’s history. This project, led by Dr Mark Douglas and Dr William Wyeth, will carry out geophysical surveys to identify buried remains. It will examine three areas: inside the bailey and an area just east of it; the motte; and an area south of the castle which may have been part of a medieval hunting park.

Warkworth Castle survey report (28.8MB pdf)

Photo 1 by Karl Davison, Photo 2 by Steve Day, licensed CC-BY-NC 2.0)