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Codger Fort, Rothley

Description: Codger Fort

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 236299

OS Grid Reference: NZ0445690113
OS Grid Coordinates: 404456, 590113
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2053, -1.9315

Location: B6342, Rothley, Northumberland NE61 4JY

Locality: Rothley
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 4JY

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Listing Text

NZ 09 SW
(East side)
12/58 Codger Fort
(formerly listed as
Cadger's Fort or Cadger Castle)

Folly c.1770 by Thomas Wright for Sir Walter Blackett. Large blocks of roughly-
dressed stone. A triangular bastion c.30 yards long with a square-plan
projection at the apex. The wall is c.8 ft. high, with 16 gun loops. The
front of the square projection has 3 crenellations.

The wall ends in 2 turrets c.6 ft. square with doorways on inner returns,
rough projecting cornices and rough, stone pyramidal roofs. They are c.15 ft.

The fort stands on cliffs in a dramatic position and was formerly thought
to be a defence of c.1746 against possible Jacobite invasion. However, a
design of 1769 signed by Thomas Wright of Durham, and held at Wallington seems
to disprove this.

J. Macaulay: The Gothick Revival 1745-1845: 1975 BLACKIE, LONDON AND GLASGOW.
TYNE & WEAR COUNTY COUNCIL MUSEUMS: Capability Brown and the Northern Landscape:
Exhibition Catalogue: 1983.

Listing NGR: NZ0445690113

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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