ETAL CASTLE GREAT TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1042183
Date first listed:
10-Mar-1988
Statutory Address:
ETAL CASTLE GREAT TOWER

Map

Ordnance survey map of ETAL CASTLE GREAT TOWER
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1042183 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 22-Jul-2019 at 06:51:03.

Location

Statutory Address:
ETAL CASTLE GREAT TOWER

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Ford
National Grid Reference:
NT 92499 39317

Details

FORD ETAL NT 9239 16/83 Etal Castle: Great Tower GV I

Great Tower at north-west corner of castle, now detached from other ruins. Licence to crenellate 1342 for the Manners family. Squared stone. 4 storeys, 46 x 32 feet.

The tower had a forebuilding on east side which contained the ground-floor entry and a newel stair; its footings remain. The rest of the tower stands to eaves height. Chamfered plinth and chamfered offsets above 2nd floor. On ground floor one small arched vent in west wall. Above, on each floor a 2-light transomed window with cusped heads to lights. Similar windows on south side and probably on north side also, though there the details have gone. The east side, formerly within the forebuilding has, on ground floor, a broad arched doorway with continuous chamfer. Above, symmetrically arranged, 2 narrower arched doorways on each floor.

Interior: The ground floor had a pointed tunnel vault with 7 chamfered transverse ribs. The springing remains. Large segmental-arched fireplaces on 1st and 2nd floors. The large windows have segmental rere arches, some of the smaller windows triangular rere arches.

Northumberland County History: Vol.XI. AM 70.

Listing NGR: NT9249639320

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
238050
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Vickers, K H , 'A History of Northumberland' in The Parishes Carham Branxton Kirknewton Wooler and Ford, , Vol. 11, (1922)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 18 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/06145/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Don Brownlow. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].