Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1041281

Date first listed: 21-Oct-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Sep-1986

Statutory Address: HARBOTTLE CASTLE


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Statutory Address: HARBOTTLE CASTLE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Harbottle


National Grid Reference: NT 93230 04796


HARBOTTLE HARBOTTLE VILLAGE NT 9304 (West end,off) 26/73 Harbottle Castle 21/10/53 (formerly listed as The Remains of Harbottle Castle)


Ruined castle. Started after 1157, reconstructed in stone C13, extensively rebuilt in 1541.

The earliest work is a motte and bailey castle, the finest medieval earthwork in the county. Ruined walls in~squared stone.

The ruins include a stretch of curtain wall c.40 yards long and 15 ft. high with the remains of an angle tower at the north end. This wall separated the bailey from an unfortified courtyard beyond. On the motte are extensive fragments of a shell keep with one deeply-splayed C16 gun loop still in situ. Two other smaller, but still high and dramatic fragments of the curtain wall also remain.

Northumberland County History Vol.15.

Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NT9323004796


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 236160

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Dodds Hope, M, 'A History of Northumberland' in The Parish of Simonburn Modern Parishes Humshaugh Bellingham Falstone Thorneyburn with Greystead Wark Rothbury Alwinton Chapely Holstone Lordship Kila, , Vol. 15, (1940)

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