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REMAINS OF HEATON CASTLE CIRCA 30 YARDS NORTH WEST OF FARMHOUSE

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.

Name: REMAINS OF HEATON CASTLE CIRCA 30 YARDS NORTH WEST OF FARMHOUSE

List entry Number: 1304159

Location

REMAINS OF HEATON CASTLE CIRCA 30 YARDS NORTH WEST OF FARMHOUSE

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

County:

District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Cornhill-on-Tweed

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

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: 238001

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List entry Description

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History

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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

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National Grid Reference: NT 90113 41916

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