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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.

Name: FORD CASTLE PORTCULLIS GATE, ARMOURY TOWER AND FORECOURT WALLS TO FORD CASTLE

List entry Number: 1042185

Location

FORD CASTLE PORTCULLIS GATE, ARMOURY TOWER AND FORECOURT WALLS TO FORD CASTLE

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

County District District Type Parish
NorthumberlandUnitary AuthorityFord

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Mar-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 238056

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History

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Details

FORD FORD CASTLE NT 9437 17/89 Portcullis Gate, Armoury tower and forecourt walls to Ford Castle GV I

Forecourt walls with 2 towers and gateway with 2 attached rooms. 1791 by Nisbet of Kelso for Sir John Hussey Deleval incorporating early, possibly C16 or C17 masonry in the walls. Ashlar with Welsh slate roofs. Faces south.

Portcullis gate. Very tall pointed arch with alternate bands of vermiculate rustication; the impost blocks and huge keystone have glacial rustication. Set in the arch an imitation portcullis. The arch is set in a castellated screen wall with similarly rusticated quoins, 2 arched niches with quatrefoils above, modillion cornice and pierced quatrefoils in the parapet.

Castellated walls c.15 feet high left and right of gate. Set in the centre of the wall to right a square interval tower with quatrefoils in the parapet.

Armoury tower in south-west corner has boarded door on ground floor with cambered lintel. Blocked Gothick windows above.

Rear, i.e. within the forecourt, left and right of gateway, small gate lodges. One tall storey, one room only. 4-centred-arched doors with incised ogee arch on lintel; apsidal north walls.

Interior of Armoury Tower has C19 hooded fireplace with embossed tiles of medieval patterns.

Country Life: Vol. 89 (1941)

Listing NGR: NT9445437462

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: Country Life - Date: 1941 - Journal Title: Country Life - Volume: 89

National Grid Reference: NT 94454 37462

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