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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: 1302543



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


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Simonburn

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Apr-1969

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 240816

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SIMONBURN CASTLE LANE NY 87 SE 862737 (North side) 9/132 Simonburn Castle 15.4.69 II

Ruin of tower house. C13, partly reconstructed in 1766 as an eyecatcher from Nunwick Hall. Dressed stone facing to rubble core. Square plan. Fragmentary remains on tree-covered mound. Semicircular barrel-vaulted ground floor (inaccessible at time of survey). East wall is best preserved and stands to c.4.0 metres high in centre: small window opening near south-east corner; open passage leading to pointed, chamfered doorway at north-east corner; section of segmental arch in wall to north of doorway. The remainder has collapsed and any surviving features are hidden by fallen masonry. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NY8627573741

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 31 Northumberland,

National Grid Reference: NY 86275 73741


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