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Wilton Castle, Redcar in Cleveland

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Wilton in Clivelande

In the civil parish of Redcar .
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of Redcar & Cleveland.
1974 county of Cleveland.
Medieval County of Yorkshire North Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: NZ58191967
Latitude 54.56892° Longitude -1.10147°

Wilton Castle, Redcar in Cleveland has been described as a certain Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.


Ralph de Bulmer in 1330 had licence to crenellate his dwelling-house of Wilton, and in 1406 the manor-house was called a castle. As the chief seat of the Bulmers it must have been an important place, and in 1569 Lord Eure mentioned it among the strongholds of the North Riding as standing 'for Cleavland very servesable.' From this time, however, it seems to have gone gradually to ruin. Some remains of it could still be seen at the beginning of the 19th century, but in 1846 even these had disappeared. The present house was built on the old site by Sir John Lowther about 1807 in the Gothic style from designs of Sir Robert Smirke. The park surrounding the castle may have had its beginning in a grant of free warren made to Alan de Wilton in 1204, (fn. 52) but it is first mentioned in 1331. (fn. 53) (VCH)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1330 May 12 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).


Castellated building on site of tower demolished 1807 which may have relic of manor house at 'Wilton in Clivelande' granted licence to crenellate in 1330 to Ralph Bulmer.
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