LINDISFARNE CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1042306
Date first listed:
06-May-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
15-May-1986
Statutory Address:
LINDISFARNE CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address:
LINDISFARNE CASTLE

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Holy Island
National Grid Reference:
NU 13638 41751

Details

NU 1341 HOLY ISLAND BEBLOWE



12/21 Lindisfarne Castle 6/5/52 (formerly listed as Holy Island Castle) GV I



Castle. C16 converted into house 1902 by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Edward Hudson. Sandstone and whinstone with pantiled roofs. Irregular polygonal plan on 3 levels of former batteries, in dramatic situation.

South side has cobbled ramp up to entrance with Tudor-style surround, portcullis and oak door. Scattered fenestration with chamfered mullioned windows under original relieving arches. To right of door a projecting section on original corbels has Lutyen's cruciform arrow slits. Projecting stone water spouts.

North side has similar windows and also 3 large round-headed windows with Decorated tracery. Former garderobe tower with pyramidal roof to left. To right, on upper battery, higher building with semi-octagonal end and mullioned windows.

Irregular roofs including prominent hipped roof with hipped dormers to middle battery. Tall clustered octagonal chimneys with stepped tops.

Interior has several C16 doorways. Also C16 vaulted passages. 2 rooms at lowest level have steeply-pointed tunnel vaults.

Other features by Lutyens, including entrance hall with round piers and segmental arches dying into imposts; many fireplaces in Tudor style, panelling and doors with characteristic latches, moulded beams and decorative brick floors.

A National Trust Property.

Lindisfarne Castle: Peter Orde. The National Trust 1983.

Listing NGR: NU1363841751

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
237730
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Orde, P, Lindisfarne Castle, (1983)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 31 Northumberland,

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

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Date: 15 Feb 2006
Reference: IOE01/15205/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Murdoch. Source Historic England Archive
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