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

Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
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NZ 04456 90113


ROTHLEY B 6342 NZ 09 SW (East side) 12/58 Codger Fort (formerly listed as 21.10.53 Cadger's Fort or Cadger Castle) II

Folly c.1770 by Thomas Wright for Sir Walter Blackett. Large blocks of roughly- dressed stone. A triangular bastion c.30 yards long with a square-plan projection at the apex. The wall is c.8 ft. high, with 16 gun loops. The front of the square projection has 3 crenellations.

The wall ends in 2 turrets c.6 ft. square with doorways on inner returns, rough projecting cornices and rough, stone pyramidal roofs. They are c.15 ft. high.

The fort stands on cliffs in a dramatic position and was formerly thought to be a defence of c.1746 against possible Jacobite invasion. However, a design of 1769 signed by Thomas Wright of Durham, and held at Wallington seems to disprove this.

J. Macaulay: The Gothick Revival 1745-1845: 1975 BLACKIE, LONDON AND GLASGOW. TYNE & WEAR COUNTY COUNCIL MUSEUMS: Capability Brown and the Northern Landscape: Exhibition Catalogue: 1983.

Listing NGR: NZ0445690113


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Books and journals
Capability Brown and the Northern Landscape Exhibition Catalogue, (1983)
Macauley, J, The Gothick Revival 1745-1845, (1975)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 02 Dec 2004
Reference: IOE01/13338/19
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