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Remains of Heaton Castle Circa 30 Yards North West of Farmhouse, Cornhill-on-Tweed

Description: Remains of Heaton Castle Circa 30 Yards North West of Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238001

OS Grid Reference: NT9011341916
OS Grid Coordinates: 390113, 641916
Latitude/Longitude: 55.6706, -2.1587

Location: Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland TD12 4XQ

Locality: Cornhill-on-Tweed
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: TD12 4XQ

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Listing Text

NT 94 SW
5/34 Remains of Heaton
Castle c.30 yards
22.12.69 north-west of

Vaulted defensible building. Late medieval. Squared stone and random rubble,
Welsh slate roof. c.70 ft. by 25 ft. 2 storeys.

Long west side has stone steps to lst-floor doorway; some of the steps are
worn, others renewed, but the wall beneath them is old. Under the steps a
C16 or C17 doorway with alternating-block surround and rounded arrises. Left
of the steps a projection c.8 ft. outside the line of the wall. This has a
chamfered plinth and medieval masonry. It appears to be solid. Left of this
a further section, still projecting but not so far, also has a chamfered
plinth and a window with a steeply-sloping sill. The left section has a
later window and an original slit window. On 1st floor C19 windows in old

On east side two buttresses with offsets and 2 blocked slit windows. 1st
floor is rebuilt on this side.

Interior has a high round tunnel vault rising from c.3 ft. above ground.
The walls are c. 3 ft. 6 inches thick normally and much thicker where there
are projections. The south gable has been largely rebuilt.

Listing NGR: NT9011341916

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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