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Chillingham Castle, Chillingham

Description: Chillingham Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 237509

OS Grid Reference: NU0615025784
OS Grid Coordinates: 406150, 625784
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5258, -1.9041

Location: Chillingham, Northumberland NE66 5NJ

Locality: Chillingham
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 5NJ

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Listing Text


17/43 Chillingham Castle

Castle. C14 with C17, C18 and C19 alterations. John Patterson and Sir Jeffrey
Wyatville did work in early C19. Mostly dressed stone. Quadrilateral with 4
corner towers and linking ranges. Central courtyard. Late C19 service wing to
left. Entrance front has 3-bay centre which is of basement and 3 storeys, flanked
by higher towers with still higher turrets. Steps to projecting early Cl7 centre
piece with paired Tuscan columns on all 3 floors, framing, on ground floor, round-
headed doorway with moulded imposts, arch; and responds, and on 1st and 2nd floors,
2 renewed cross windows with another Tuscan column between them. Renewed cross
windows left and right of centrepiece on 2 upper floors. Slit windows on ground
floor. Frieze and cornice above each floor, blank arches on first two friezes,
lozenges above 2nd floor. Achievement of arms above top window;and 4 beasts with
shields stand in frontof embattled parapet. Sashes under hoodmould in towers.
In courtyard, early C17 two-storey addition; possibly rebuilt open arcade on
ground floor of segmental arches on square piers with small attached Ionic columns.
6 statues of Worthies on corbels above the piers: Staircase to 1st floor. Balcony
on 2nd floor.

Interior: Tunnel-vaulted basements to towers and ranges. Newel stairs in towers.
Early C17 ceiling with pendants, two elaborate C17 overmantel and a fine early
C18 white marble fireplace with satyr heads. Interior in poor repair.

Northumberland County History Vol X1V
Archeologia Aeliana : New Series Vol X1V 1891
Country Life Vol 33; Vol 121

Listing NGR: NU0616825795

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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