Simonburn Castle, Castle Lane, Simonburn - Northumberland (UA)

C13 tower house with C18 Gothick style additions to create a folly. The basement vault has suffered some collapse and there is damaging vegetation growth. The building is in need of urgent repair. A Management Agreement was established with the owner to clear some of the vegetation.

Simonburn Castle, Castle Lane, Simonburn - Northumberland (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Simonburn Castle tower house
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1012414
    Local Planning Authority:
    Northumberland (UA)
    Site Type:
    Domestic > Fortified house

Location

    Building Name:
    Simonburn Castle
    Street Name:
    Castle Lane
    Unitary Authority:
    Northumberland (UA)
    Parish:
    Simonburn
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Hexham
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
    List Entry Number(s):
    1012414 and 1302543