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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: 1302999



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


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Kielder

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Jan-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 239684

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KIELDER KIELDER NY 69 SW 20/24 Kielder Castle


Shooting box now used as cafe and visitors' centre. 1775 by William Newton for the Duke of Northumberland and from a design of the Duke's own. Altered mid C19 by the Alnwick Castle estate office and again in 1926. Ashlar with Welsh slate roof. Earlier work in Gothick style. C19 parts in Tudor style. A courtyard house. Mid-C19 irregular south front. To left a large castellated 3-storey section with canted oriel window and several paired lancets; projecting from this an extension of 1926 in Gothick style. Recessed L-plan section to right has C18 masonry, plinth and string course but C19 detail including round- headed doorway and 2-light mullioned windows; gabled roof with kneelers.

Right return 5 bays. Left 2 bays in Tudor style. Right 3 bays have 6-pane sashes under hoodmoulds on ground floor, 9-pane sashes with Tudor-arched heads and intersecting glazing bars on first floor. Left return has similar detail but irregular openings.

Rear five bays with central tall round-headed carriage arch under gable, two- bay, single-storey linking ranges and two-storey, cross-gabled end bays with Gothick windows. Centre and end bays were formerly castellated.

Interior has 2 staircases with stick balusters. Several 6-panel doors and internal shutters.

Diary of Charles Richardson, and records of payments to William Newton held among Alnwick Castle records, establish Newton as the architect.

Listing NGR: NY6319593446

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National Grid Reference: NY 63195 93446


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