BARMOOR CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1156023
Date first listed:
15-May-1986
Statutory Address:
BARMOOR CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address:
BARMOOR CASTLE

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Lowick
National Grid Reference:
NT9972039886

Details

NT 93 NE 5/86

LOWICK BARMOOR Barmoor Castle

GV II*

Country house. Largely 1801 by Patterson of Edinburgh but incorporating earlier masonry and with building continuing throughout the C19. Ashlar with Lakeland slate roof. A building of classical character but in castellated Tudor style.

Entrance front, main block: 3 storeys, 3 bays with a 4-storey central tower porch projecting and having diagonal corners with a single-storey bow-fronted entrance between. 2-leaf, 6-panelled door in tripartite doorcase with segmental fanlight. Mullioned-and-transomed windows under hoodmoulds. Tower has heavy corbel table under battlements. Flanking bays have moulded cornice beneath battlements. 2 bays to right in similar style, and round corner tower are part of banqueting wing on right return.

Banqueting wing: 2 storeys, 7 bays with central 3-bay shallow bow window, and round corner towers.

Rear facade similar but the central bow is 3 storeys high and set in tower-like projection.

Interior has oval entrance hall with niches. 3-storey cantilevered stair with wrought-iron balusters; oval glass dome over. Main rooms on 1st floor including oval room above entrance with anthemion frieze and Chinese wallpaper. Oval saloon with glass dome and 8 doors, 4 with pediments and 4 with decorative sopraporte. The room behind this has a swivel fireplace which was shared with the saloon. Many good fireplaces.

Banqueting wing roofless and decaying at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NT9972039886

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
237794
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 10 Jun 2006
Reference: IOE01/15611/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Rogers. Source Historic England Archive
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