Dry weather reveals foundations of old barracks in Richmond Castle

The foundations of the barracks can be seen inside the castle walls. Photo: Historic England Archive.

The hot, dry weather has revealed the outline of the foundations of a former Army barracks inside Richmond Castle.

The barracks were built in the 19th century and knocked down in 1931.

Having been abandoned for centuries, the castle became the headquarters of the North York Militia – a part-time volunteer force – in the 1850s.

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The barracks were built along with a cell block.

A photograph of the old barracks inside Richmond Castle.

Graffiti from prisoners can still be seen on the cell block walls and work is ongoing to preserve the work for posterity.

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You can find out more about the barracks, and Richmond’s other military links, during a free guided walk running every Thursday at 2pm through the school holidays by the Green Howards Museum.

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