ROTHLEY CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1371065
Date first listed:
29-May-1987
Statutory Address:
ROTHLEY CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address:
ROTHLEY CASTLE

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Rothley
National Grid Reference:
NZ 04375 88743

Details

ROTHLEY ROTHLEY NZ 08 NW 17/74 Rothley Castle

II*

Folly. c.1755 by Daniel Garrett for Sir Walter Blackett. Random rubble. Gothick style. Canted screen wall stretching c.60 yards along top of hill with square end towers and larger square central tower.

Central tower: 2 storeys. Tall pointed-arched doorway with flanking blocked lower arches forming niches. Above it a cruciform slit, the arms of the cross treated as mouchettes. Very large, rough, close-set corbels. Roofless. Similar arched niches on each of the other sides.

Screen walls stand to c.8 ft. in places, ruinous in others. Five cruciform slits remain.

End towers have pointed-arched niches on 3 sides, open on 4th side towards inner face of wall. Similar corbels.

Interior of central tower has stone stairs to roof platform. Full-height room behind arched doorway has, to left and right, two tall screens of two unmoulded square columns.

TYNE & WEAR COUNTY COUNCIL MUSEUMS; Capability Brown and the Northern Landscape: Exhibition Catalogue: 1983.

Listing NGR: NZ0437588743

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
236313
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Capability Brown and the Northern Landscape Exhibition Catalogue, (1983)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 13 Jun 2006
Reference: IOE01/14603/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gordon Dixon. Source Historic England Archive
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