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King Richard III Window

Barnard Castle


King Richard III had close associations with both the town of Barnard Castle and the castle, of which he was Lord from 1477- 85. His emblem a white boar, is depicted in the town’s coat of arms and carvings of the boar can be seen in various parts of the town.


Through his marriage to Anne Neville, the castle was granted to Richard as part of the Neville inheritance. This oriel window is known as the Richard III window, it was once part of the Great Chamber. It is now reached by a flight of modern steps on the inside of the curtain wall, just to the south of the Round Tower. The castle fell into ruins following Richards death.


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Taken on August 24, 2017