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 Castles of England - Barden Tower






Location
near Drebley, North Yorkshire, England

Description
Barden Tower is located in Barden, about 3 miles from Bolton Abbey, in North Yorkshire, England. The building is rectangular with an L-shaped addition to the south-east corner. The main house is three storeys tall. The tower used to have a courtyard surrounded by a curtain wall with two gateways. One of these gateway arches survives, and the other is in ruins.

History
The tower was originally built in the late 15th century by Henry Clifford. The building fell into disrepair and was restored in 1658 by Lady Anne Clifford. After her death it was taken over by the Earls of Cork, and fell into decline in the late 18th century.


Other Castles in the Area
  Skipton Castle, North Yorkshire







Skipton Castle
Barden Tower. A ruined 15th century fortified hunting lodge next to the River Wharfe.

Photograph by Pete Chapma. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Skipton Castle
Remains of Barden Tower from the B6160 road

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Skipton Castle
Remains of Barden Tower

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Skipton Castle
Inhabited section of Barden Tower serving food and drink

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 Barden Tower map