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Historic Buildings of County Durham, England

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  • Henry de Vere Vane, 9th Baron Barnard (1854 - 1918)
    Henry de Vere Vane, 9th Baron Barnard of Barnard's Castle * Born on 10 May 1854.* Son of Sir Henry Morgan Vane and Louisa Farrer.* Married Lady Catherine Sarah Cecil, daughter of William Alleyne Cecil,...
  • Miles Bowker (1758 - 1839)
    1820 British Settler= Miles Bowker 55, Farmer, together with his wife Anna Maria Mitford 38. and 9 children, were members of Bowker's Party of 23 Settlers on the Weymouth , Miles being the Leader of th...
  • Sir Henry Vane, the Elder, PC, MP (1589 - 1655)
    Henry Vane the Elder== Sir Henry Vane , the elder (18 February 1589 – 1655) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1654. He served King Charles in m...
  • Sir Thomas Robinson, MP,1st Baronet of Rokeby (1703 - 1777)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary == Sir Thomas Robinson, 1st Baronet (1703–1777) was an English politician, architect and collector. With an extravagant character, his life attracted numerous anecdotes.=...

Historic Buildings of County Durham


Image right - Rokeby Hall

Image Geograph © Copyright Clive Nicholson and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.

The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of County Durham, with links to sub-projects for specific buildings as appropriate. GENi profiles of people associated with those establishments can be linked to this project and/or to individual projects where they have been set up.

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Historic houses in alphabetical order

Including Castles, Abbeys, Priories, Manor Houses, Mansions, Stately Homes, Country houses, Estate houses, Courts, Halls, Parks and other listed buildings of historic interest.

Full sizes of the thumbnail images can be seen in the Gallery attached to the project or by clicking the thumbnail image. TIP - Use ctrl+the link to open the image in a separate tab, or use "back" to return to this project page) Sources for the images can be found in the image details as seen in the gallery.

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● Auckland Castle


● Beamish Hall

● Blackwell Grange Hotel

● Brancepeth Castle


● Croxdale Hall


● Dryderdale Hall

● Durham Castle


● Eggleston Hall

● Elemore Hall




● Hamsterley Hall

● Headlam Hall

● Horsley Hall





● Lambton Castle

● Lartington Hall

● Low Dinsdale Manor

● Lumley Castle





● Piercebridge Hall

● Preston Hall, Preston-on-Tees



// Raby Castle

Image Geograph © Copyright Clive Nicholson and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.

Raby Castle was built by John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby, between approximately 1367 and 1390. Cecily Neville, the mother of the Kings Edward IV and Richard III, was born here. After Charles Neville, 6th Earl of Westmorland, led the failed Rising of the North in favour of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1569 Raby Castle was taken into royal custody. Sir Henry Vane, the elder died here in 1655.

● Ravensworth Castle (ruined)

● Redworth Hall

● Rokeby Park

Rokeby Hall - located close to the confluence of the River Tees and River Greta, close to Greta Bridge in what is now County Durham. It was historically located in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Completed in 1735 by Sir Thomas Robinson, a leading amateur architect of his day, who owned it until 1769, when he sold it to J.S. Morritt, an ancestor of the current owner.


● Shotton Hall

● Sockburn Hall

● Streatlam Castle


● The Castle, Castle Eden

● The Old Hall, Hurworth-on-Tees



● Walworth Castle

● Witton Castle

● Whitworth Hall

● Windlestone Hall

● Wynyard Park


References and Sources

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