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. The partially collapsed north store roof has been temporarily covered. The historic buildings, with farmyard and around 30 acres of surrounding land, are being marketed.

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

Contact Details

Ben Robinson