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.

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


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