The rich history of Bishop Auckland’s town centre is celebrated in a new virtual guided tour, which has been created by Architectural Investigators at Historic England as part of their research in support of the Heritage Action Zone.
Bishop Auckland has a rich history and heritage from its earliest Roman beginnings through its occupation by the Bishops of Durham in the medieval period to its major expansion as an industrial town in the 19th century and as a thriving commercial centre in the 20th century. Now in the 21st century it is moving towards a culture and tourism-driven economy with the restoration of Auckland Castle and creation of new visitor attractions within historic buildings in the Market Place.
In 2018 Bishop Auckland was given Heritage Action Zone status and a programme of work is underway to rejuvenate public spaces and help bring vacant historic buildings back into use. To help inform this work a Historic Area Assessment is almost complete and will be published in 2021. The report will help you to explore the history, development, character and significance of the town through architectural and archaeological investigation.
Open our digital story map to discover for yourself what the Architectural Investigators have uncovered. Take a journey back in time exploring the various architectural styles and building types that form the rich history and architectural legacy of Bishop Auckland.
To follow the Story Map please visit: https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/heritage-action-zones/bishop-auckland/
Access Information: Please be aware that Castle Chare has steps at the top - these can be avoided by using Gib Chare and Kingsway. Some of the streets are fairly steep, including Gib Chare and Castle Chare.
COVID-19 Considerations: This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
Additional Information: Walk takes 1-2 hours Contact for the day: Annalisa Ward How can people participate? Online.
|2020 (11 Sept 2020 - 20 Sept 2020)|