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Maiden Castle, Durham

Historical Description

Maiden Castle, an ancient fortification in Durham, on a cliff 100 feet high above the river Wear, 2 miles E of Durham. It has an oblong form about 5OO feet in length, is single ditched, has works which have been pronounced partly Roman and partly Saxon, is now partly covered with wood, and commands a fine view.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.


Online maps of Maiden Castle are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online: