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Barmoor Castle, Lowick

Description: Barmoor Castle

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 237794

OS Grid Reference: NT9973639879
OS Grid Coordinates: 399736, 639879
Latitude/Longitude: 55.6524, -2.0057

Location: Lowick, Northumberland TD15 2TR

Locality: Lowick
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: TD15 2TR

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Listing Text


5/86 Barmoor Castle


Country house. Largely 1801 by Patterson of Edinburgh but incorporating earlier
masonry and with building continuing throughout the C19. Ashlar with Lakeland
slate roof. A building of classical character but in castellated Tudor style.

Entrance front, main block: 3 storeys, 3 bays with a 4-storey central tower porch
projecting and having diagonal corners with a single-storey bow-fronted entrance
between. 2-leaf, 6-panelled door in tripartite doorcase with segmental fanlight.
Mullioned-and-transomed windows under hoodmoulds. Tower has heavy corbel table
under battlements. Flanking bays have moulded cornice beneath battlements.
2 bays to right in similar style, and round corner tower are part of banqueting
wing on right return.

Banqueting wing: 2 storeys, 7 bays with central 3-bay shallow bow window, and
round corner towers.

Rear facade similar but the central bow is 3 storeys high and set in tower-like

Interior has oval entrance hall with niches. 3-storey cantilevered stair with
wrought-iron balusters; oval glass dome over. Main rooms on 1st floor including
oval room above entrance with anthemion frieze and Chinese wallpaper. Oval
saloon with glass dome and 8 doors, 4 with pediments and 4 with decorative
sopraporte. The room behind this has a swivel fireplace which was shared with
the saloon. Many good fireplaces.

Banqueting wing roofless and decaying at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NT9973639879

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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