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)
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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


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

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