IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1139: Castles in Care: New Research on Castles around the Anglo-Scottish Border

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:English Heritage Trust / Historic Environment Scotland
Organiser:William Wyeth, Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland / School of Arts & Humanities, University of Stirling
Moderator/Chair:Karen Dempsey, School of Archaeology, Geography & Environmental Science, University of Reading
Paper 1139-aWarkworth Castle, Northumberland: New Research on a Palatial Northern Castle
(Language: English)
William Wyeth, Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland / School of Arts & Humanities, University of Stirling
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General, Architecture - Secular
Paper 1139-bOn the Border: New Research on the Castle and Ramparts of Berwick-Upon-Tweed
(Language: English)
Mark Douglas, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General, Architecture - Secular
Paper 1139-c'Ne'er was castle lovelier sited': Recent Research at Caerlaverock Castle
(Language: English)
Stefan Sagrott, Historic Environment Scotland, Edinburgh
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General, Architecture - Secular
Abstract

This session will cover recent research done by both English Heritage Trust and Historic Environment Scotland on the Anglo-Scottish border castles in guardianship of each organisation. The first paper will explore new facets of the story of Warkworth Castle, a palatial complex associated with the Percy family. The second outlines new research into the politically significant castle and later urban defences of Berwick-upon-Tweed. The third paper will present the results of a multi-strand research project into Caerlaverock Castle in Dumfries and Galloway. All three papers reflect on the importance (or otherwise) of the Anglo-Scottish Border to their histories and the lives of their medieval communities.