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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: ETAL CASTLE GATE TOWER, SOUTH CURTAIN WALL AND SOUTH WEST TOWER

List entry Number: 1153966

Location

ETAL CASTLE GATE TOWER, SOUTH CURTAIN WALL AND SOUTH WEST TOWER

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: 21-Sep-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 10-Mar-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 238049

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

FORD ETAL NT 9239 16/82 Etal Castle: Gate-tower, south 21.9.51 curtain wall and south-west tower GV I

Gatehouse, curtain wall and angle tower. Licence to crenellate 1342 for the Manners family. Squared stone.

Gatehouse in south-east corner of the castle. 2 storeys with 3-storey turrets flanking the entrance. Triple-chamfered arch flanked by projecting turrets. Portcullis groove. Above the arch a worn shield with coat of arms and a 2-light Decorated window. On left return a small lancet on ground floor and 2-light Decorated window above. On right return the turret flanking the arch has a garderobe chute. The inner face of the gatehouse has a double-chamfered arch with a large 4-light Decorated window above.

Interior: had a steeply-pitched tunnel vault with chamfered transverse ribs. The springing remains. Tunnel-vaulted guard rooms left and right also with chamfered ribs; that to left has a small fireplace with segmental lintel. They have pointed-arched doorways with continuous chamfers. A mural stair to 1st floor in north wall. Formerly a newel stair above. Windows have broad segmental rere arches with chamfered transverse ribs. On the first floor a large fireplace with segmental lintel, partly blocked.

South curtain wall, c.40 yards long. Stands mainly to the base of parapet level. Rounded corbels project on inner face to support platform.

South-west tower, ground floor only. Small and square. Pointed-arched doorway with continuous chamfer. Interior has plain pointed tunnel Vault.

Northumberland County History: Vol. XI. AM 70.

Listing NGR: NT9255139320

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Vickers, K H , 'A History of Northumberland' in The Parishes Carham Branxton Kirknewton Wooler and Ford, , Vol. 11, (1922)

National Grid Reference: NT 92556 39314

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