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BOTHAL CASTLE REMAINS OF CURTAIN WALL TO SOUTH OF RESIDENTIAL BLOCK

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: BOTHAL CASTLE REMAINS OF CURTAIN WALL TO SOUTH OF RESIDENTIAL BLOCK

List entry Number: 1041365

Location

BOTHAL CASTLE REMAINS OF CURTAIN WALL TO SOUTH OF RESIDENTIAL BLOCK, BOTHAL VILLAGE

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

County:

District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Ashington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Apr-1949

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 235950

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Details

BOTHAL BOTHAL VILLAGE NZ 2386 (West side)

7/80 Bothal Castle: Remains of Curtain 14/4/49 Wall to south of residential block GV I



Castle curtain wall; some sections probably part of the Bertram 'mansum' pre- dating the 1343 licence to crenellate, other parts later medieval; C19 patching and repair. Squared stone of varying quality. Long irregular enclosure occupying summit of natural hill.

East curtain, adjoining south-east angle of gatehouse, has 2 external buttresses; beyond rounded projection is C19 retaining wall with older masonry towards south-east corner. South wall shows chamfered plinth, probably of south-east tower. Higher walling with angle buttresses and blocked chamfered windows at south-east corner of bailey. C19 garden wall at centre of west side links to the 1.6 metre thick west curtain, up to 7.5 metres high, which has remains of 2 fireplaces and a set of moulded corbels on its internal face; north end of west curtain joins the C19 wing attached to the gatehouse.

Bothal Observed, R. Bibby. Frank Graham, 1973.

Listing NGR: NZ2401286460

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Bibby, R, Bothal Observed, (1973)

National Grid Reference: NZ 24017 86464

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