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Haughton Castle

Hob Uid: 19186
Location :
Northumberland
Humshaugh
Grid Ref : NY9190072900
Summary : Mid 13th century hall house, enlarged and fortified as a principle residence in the late 14th century with towers and battlements, and two-light pointed windows. It is now in the form of an oblong tower-house with angle towers and a fifth tower in the middle of the south front. Raided and badly damaged in 1541, it was abandoned as the principle residence, only partly repaired, and let out to tenants. The building was altered circa 1780, circa 1816 and in 1845. A west wing was added by Salvin in 1876. The interior was altered in 1889, but still has two Jacobean fireplaces from Newcastle. The original mid-13th century hall house may have had a two-storey hall block with a taller solar tower at the east end, the whole heightened in the 14th century when the arcades (a defensive feature, meurtriere in the arch soffits protecting the wall foot) were infilled. A barmkin was visible in 1538.
More information : (NY 91907290) Houghton Castle (L.B.) (1)

A 13thc "tower-house", fortified c1373, with 19thc additions. A drawing of 1538 shows a barmkin on the South side. (2-3)

Correctly described and in good condition. See photographs. There are no visible remains of a barmkin, or of defensive earthworks. (4)

Haughton Castle. 13th century onwards. Good original doorway. In late 14th century the original house was enlarged and fortified with towers and battlements, and 2-light pointed windows. Now in form of an oblong tower-house with angle towers and a fifth tower in the middle of the S. front. A W. wing added by Salvin in 1876. Interior altered in 19th century, but has two Jacobean fireplaces from Newcastle. See Pevsner. (5)

Historical and architectural description. (6)

Listed. (7)

Listed by Cathcart King and Dodds. (8,9)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 25" 1964
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Source : Northumberland
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Page(s) : 160
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Source Number : 3
Source : A history of Northumberland, volume fifteen : the parish of Simonburn, the parish of Rothbury, the parish of Alwinton
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Page(s) : 211-220
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RWE 14-NOV-66
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : MHLG (Prov List) Hexham Rural District, Northumberland: Aug 1968
Page(s) : 38
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Source Number : 6
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Tynedale, Northumberland: 24.5.88
Page(s) : 126
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Source Number : 7
Source : Archaeologia Aeliana : or miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity
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Page(s) : 118-134
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Vol(s) : 29, 1951
Source Number : 8
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Volume II : Norfolk-Yorkshire and the islands
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Page(s) : 335
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Source Number : 9
Source : Bastions and Belligerents: Medieval Strongholds in Northumberland
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Page(s) : 362-4
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Mid C13
Monument End Date : 1266
Monument Start Date : 1233
Monument Type : Hall House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Late C14
Monument End Date : 1399
Monument Start Date : 1367
Monument Type : Tower House, Castle
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Recorded in 1538
Monument End Date : 1538
Monument Start Date : 1538
Monument Type : Barmkin
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Raided and ruined in 1541
Monument End Date : 1541
Monument Start Date : 1541
Monument Type : Tower House, Castle
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Altered c1780
Monument End Date : 1790
Monument Start Date : 1770
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Altered c1816
Monument End Date : 1818
Monument Start Date : 1814
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Altered in 1845
Monument End Date : 1845
Monument Start Date : 1845
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Extended in 1876
Monument End Date : 1876
Monument Start Date : 1876
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1889
Monument End Date : 1889
Monument Start Date : 1889
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 239991
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 97 SW 23
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1161625
Relationship type :
Associated Monuments : 1160701
Relationship type :

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NY 97 SW 23
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-11-14
End Date : 1966-11-14