Ford Castle, Ford - Northumberland (UA)

Originally a C14 quadrilateral castle with four corner towers, converted to a mansion in 1694 and further altered in 1761 (for John Hussey Delaval) and 1862 (for the Marchioness of Waterford). Now used for residential courses and as a venue for functions. A number of repairs have been undertaken to address the areas most affected by rainwater ingress, but further work is required. A programme of repairs is in progress.

Ford Castle, Ford - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Ford Castle
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1371004
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Castle


  • Building Name: Ford Castle
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Ford
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Occupied/in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Local authority