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Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island

Description: Lindisfarne Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 237730

OS Grid Reference: NU1363841751
OS Grid Coordinates: 413638, 641751
Latitude/Longitude: 55.6691, -1.7847

Location: Holy Island, Northumberland TD15 2SH

Locality: Holy Island
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: TD15 2SH

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There is also a scheduled monument, Lime kilns, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text


12/21 Lindisfarne Castle
6/5/52 (formerly listed as
Holy Island Castle)

Castle. C16 converted into house 1902 by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Edward Hudson.
Sandstone and whinstone with pantiled roofs. Irregular polygonal plan on 3
levels of former batteries, in dramatic situation.

South side has cobbled ramp up to entrance with Tudor-style surround, portcullis
and oak door. Scattered fenestration with chamfered mullioned windows under
original relieving arches. To right of door a projecting section on original
corbels has Lutyen's cruciform arrow slits. Projecting stone water spouts.

North side has similar windows and also 3 large round-headed windows with
Decorated tracery. Former garderobe tower with pyramidal roof to left. To right,
on upper battery, higher building with semi-octagonal end and mullioned windows.

Irregular roofs including prominent hipped roof with hipped dormers to middle
battery. Tall clustered octagonal chimneys with stepped tops.

Interior has several C16 doorways. Also C16 vaulted passages. 2 rooms at lowest
level have steeply-pointed tunnel vaults.

Other features by Lutyens, including entrance hall with round piers and segmental
arches dying into imposts; many fireplaces in Tudor style, panelling and doors
with characteristic latches, moulded beams and decorative brick floors.

A National Trust Property.

Lindisfarne Castle: Peter Orde. The National Trust 1983.

Listing NGR: NU1363841751

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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