REMAINS OF HEATON CASTLE CIRCA 30 YARDS NORTH WEST OF FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1304159

Date first listed: 22-Dec-1969

Statutory Address: REMAINS OF HEATON CASTLE CIRCA 30 YARDS NORTH WEST OF FARMHOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address: REMAINS OF HEATON CASTLE CIRCA 30 YARDS NORTH WEST OF FARMHOUSE

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

District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Cornhill-on-Tweed

National Grid Reference: NT 90113 41916

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Details

CORNHILL-ON-TWEED CASTLE HEATON NT 94 SW 5/34 Remains of Heaton Castle c.30 yards 22.12.69 north-west of Farmhouse II*

Vaulted defensible building. Late medieval. Squared stone and random rubble, Welsh slate roof. c.70 ft. by 25 ft. 2 storeys.

Long west side has stone steps to lst-floor doorway; some of the steps are worn, others renewed, but the wall beneath them is old. Under the steps a C16 or C17 doorway with alternating-block surround and rounded arrises. Left of the steps a projection c.8 ft. outside the line of the wall. This has a chamfered plinth and medieval masonry. It appears to be solid. Left of this a further section, still projecting but not so far, also has a chamfered plinth and a window with a steeply-sloping sill. The left section has a later window and an original slit window. On 1st floor C19 windows in old masonry.

On east side two buttresses with offsets and 2 blocked slit windows. 1st floor is rebuilt on this side.

Interior has a high round tunnel vault rising from c.3 ft. above ground. The walls are c. 3 ft. 6 inches thick normally and much thicker where there are projections. The south gable has been largely rebuilt.

Listing NGR: NT9011341916

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 238001

Legacy System: LBS

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