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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: 1370476



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


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Prudhoe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 12-Jun-1950

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 239494

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12/6/50 I

Castle. Largely C12 and C13. Barbican C14. Manor house early C19. Squared stone. Manor house dressed stone and stone slate roof. Inner and outer baileys now divided by Gothick manor house, keep and gatehouse with barbican. Castle approached by elongated barbican with outer pointed arch leading to round-headed tunnel-vaulted gate passage under rectangular tower. Chapel on 1st floor important early canted oriel window, lancet windows on east side; guard room above and external stair from ground to roof. Curtain wall largely intact with a variety of features connected with former internal buildings, the foundations of which have recently been exposed, and including shouldered- arched opening to well-preserved garderobe on south side. East tower, Gothicised in late C18. Manor house of 2 storeys, 5 bays, has to left a round-arched carriage entry to inner ward. 6-panelled door with four-centred head and fanlight in right bay. Similar heads to windows, sashes with intersecting glazing bars. Left return embattled and incorporating earlier masonry with two 2-light C15 windows. Right return apsidal and embattled. 3 stone ridge stacks.

Inner bailey has well-preserved curtain wall with round tower at north-west corner and base of another at south-west corner. Ruined keep, linked to Manor House by remains of forebuilding, is quite small, 41 x 44 feet. South-west corner intact with crenellated angle turret. Mural stair in west wall and 2 shouldered-arched openings in north wall. Well-preserved garderobe on north curtain wall.

Range of early and mid C19 outbuildings against west wall.

Royal Archeological Institute: Newcastle 1976 Archeologia Aeliana: New Series XIV 1891 Anglo-Norman Studies: Vol. 5

Listing NGR: NZ0916663408

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Archaeologia Aeliana' in Archaeologia Aeliana, , Vol. 14, (1891)
'Royal Archaeological Institute Proceedings' in Royal Archaeological Institute Proceedings, (1976)
'Anglo Norman Studies' in Anglo Norman Studies, , Vol. 5, ()

National Grid Reference: NZ 09166 63408


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