Mystery Doorways in Warwick Castle Wall

Women's doorway in Warwick Castle wall
Anne Langley

I was walking down Castle Hill to take a photo of the old bridge over the Avon when my eye lit on this rather dark blocked up doorway in the wall of Warwick Castle. Strange I thought, I wonder what that used to be – an entrance for female servants perhaps? On my way back up the hill again I found a matching door for men. It seems too far from the river to be open air swimming baths so I suspect this was a public convenience, though it seems strange that it was located within the castle precincts.

Does anyone remember these doorways, and what they were for?

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