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Bothal Castle Remains of Curtain Wall to South of Residential Block, Choppington

Description: Bothal Castle Remains of Curtain Wall to South of Residential Block

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 April 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 235950

OS Grid Reference: NZ2401786464
OS Grid Coordinates: 424017, 586464
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1719, -1.6245

Location: Wansbeck, Northumberland NE61 6SW

Locality: Choppington
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 6SW

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Listing Text

NZ 2386 (West side)

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

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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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