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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1234461



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


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: North Sunderland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 22-Dec-1969

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 410373

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NORTH SUNDERLAND INNER FARNE NU 23 NW Farne Islands 5/176 Prior Castell's Tower 22.12.69 GV I Tower house. Said (by Leland) to be for Robert Castell, Prior of Durham 1494-1519, but appears to incorporate earlier work. Random rubble with chamfered plinth. 3 storeys. Round-headed doorway on south side. Offset above 1st floor. Castellated parapet with higher stair turret in south-west corner which has 2 very small lancets to the stairs. On north side 3 scattered early C19 windows with pointed-arched heads and intersecting glazing bars. Interior: keeled tunnel-vaulted ground floor with well in the corner. Mural stair to 2nd floor given handrail, splat balusters and newels with incised Gothick decoration. 1st floor room has trefoiled piscina. Garderobe with seat. 2 C18 segmental- arched fireplaces, one incorporating earlier stonework. The original room divided in two by screen of mid C18 panelling with 2 segmental-arched cupboards.

Listing NGR: NU2178435996

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National Grid Reference: NU 21784 35996


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