Walworth Castle Hotel

  • Description

    "Dating from 1189 by the "Handsome" Hansard family the name Walworth comes from the Anglo-Saxon Waleberge, meaning a settlement of the old Celtic people (from which also derives Wales) who were driven westward by the pressure of Anglo-Saxon settlement. During the Second World War the Castle was requisitioned by the Durham Light Infantry where it was used for high ranking German and Italian prisoner of war officers. In 1950 the Castle was sold to Durham County Council for a residential girls school. It became an hotel in 1981." Photo by Mick Garratt, 2005.
  • Owner

    Mick Garratt
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/75433
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 6 years, 1 month ago
    Viewed: 593 times
    Picture Taken: 2005-11-06
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