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Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

In the historic county of Durham.
Modern Authority of .
1974 county of County Durham.
Medieval County of County Palatinate of Durham.

Gaittecastellum has been described as a probable Timber Castle.

There are uncertain remains.


Place-name mentioned in 1161-7. Jackson associates this C12 reference with Gate Castle which is not mentioned until C17. However Westgate Castle is also known as simply Gate Castle and this hunting lodge of the Bishop of Durhams' great deer park of Stanhope was standing by 1300 so possibly an earlier reference to that site.

item ex parte meridiana a capite Snelesgile per Gaitte-castellum us{que} ad rivum de Hodeshope per filum aque superius versus aquilonem usque ad divisas foreste predicti episcopi quantum foresta mea durat, ita quod vituli et vitule xii vaccarum cum etatem duorum annorum habuerint inde removebunter. (Farrer)
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