Yarm Castle

There is documentary evidence that Yarm did indeed once have a castle. There was a gift of land to the hospital of St. Nicholas, juxta castellarium. A castellarium is the precinct or jurisdiction of a castle and juxta or iuxta is Latin for alongside. The hospital itself was founded by the wealthy and powerful de Brus family in the 12th-century. But this castle is a lot younger. And smaller. It was built in 1882 on the roof of an outbuilding by the householder, David Doughty. Later, in the early 20th-century, Doughty’s son, Henry, added the model of Yarm’s town hall. It has become a little-known tourist curiosity.
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