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Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
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NU 06150 25784



17/43 Chillingham Castle 21/9/51 1

Castle. C14 with C17, C18 and C19 alterations. John Patterson and Sir Jeffrey Wyatville did work in early C19. Mostly dressed stone. Quadrilateral with 4 corner towers and linking ranges. Central courtyard. Late C19 service wing to left. Entrance front has 3-bay centre which is of basement and 3 storeys, flanked by higher towers with still higher turrets. Steps to projecting early Cl7 centre piece with paired Tuscan columns on all 3 floors, framing, on ground floor, round- headed doorway with moulded imposts, arch; and responds, and on 1st and 2nd floors, 2 renewed cross windows with another Tuscan column between them. Renewed cross windows left and right of centrepiece on 2 upper floors. Slit windows on ground floor. Frieze and cornice above each floor, blank arches on first two friezes, lozenges above 2nd floor. Achievement of arms above top window;and 4 beasts with shields stand in frontof embattled parapet. Sashes under hoodmould in towers. In courtyard, early C17 two-storey addition; possibly rebuilt open arcade on ground floor of segmental arches on square piers with small attached Ionic columns. 6 statues of Worthies on corbels above the piers: Staircase to 1st floor. Balcony on 2nd floor.

Interior: Tunnel-vaulted basements to towers and ranges. Newel stairs in towers. Early C17 ceiling with pendants, two elaborate C17 overmantel and a fine early C18 white marble fireplace with satyr heads. Interior in poor repair.

Northumberland County History Vol X1V Archeologia Aeliana : New Series Vol X1V 1891 Country Life Vol 33; Vol 121

Listing NGR: NU0616825795


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Books and journals
'Country Life' in Country Life, ()
'Country Life' in Country Life, ()
'Archaeologia Aeliana' in Archaeologia Aeliana, , Vol. 14, (1891)
'Northumberland County History' in Northumberland County History, , Vol. 14, ()
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 31 Northumberland,


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

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Date: 14 May 2004
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