Astwell Castle Farm (Gatehouse Tower), Helmdon - South Northamptonshire

The three storey gatehouse tower with stair and garderobe turrets originally formed the east range of a moated courtyard house and now represents the sole standing remains of the C15 house incorporated into an early C17 manor house. A condition survey has identified the level of intervention required to repair structural defects including significant cracking in the tower. There has been a partial collapse of the north store roof since last inspected. The historic buildings, farmyard and around 30 acres of surrounding land are being marketed.

Astwell Castle Farm (Gatehouse Tower), Helmdon - South Northamptonshire
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Astwell Castle Farm (uninhabited portions)
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1003902
    Local Planning Authority:
    South Northamptonshire
    Site Type:
    Gatehouse

Location

    Building Name:
    Astwell Castle Farm (Gatehouse Tower)
    County:
    Northamptonshire
    District / Borough:
    South Northamptonshire
    Parish:
    Helmdon
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    South Northamptonshire
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Private