Description: Prudhoe Castle
Date Listed: 12 June 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 239494
OS Grid Reference: NZ0916663408
OS Grid Coordinates: 409166, 563408
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9652, -1.8584
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Prudhoe Castle Tower Keep Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
NZ 06 SE PRUDHOE STATION ROAD
18/139 PRUDHOE CASTLE
Castle. Largely C12 and C13. Barbican C14. Manor house early C19. Squared
stone. Manor house dressed stone and stone slate roof. Inner and outer
baileys now divided by Gothick manor house, keep and gatehouse with barbican.
Castle approached by elongated barbican with outer pointed arch leading to
round-headed tunnel-vaulted gate passage under rectangular tower. Chapel on
1st floor important early canted oriel window, lancet windows on east side;
guard room above and external stair from ground to roof. Curtain wall largely
intact with a variety of features connected with former internal buildings,
the foundations of which have recently been exposed, and including shouldered-
arched opening to well-preserved garderobe on south side. East tower, Gothicised
in late C18. Manor house of 2 storeys, 5 bays, has to left a round-arched
carriage entry to inner ward. 6-panelled door with four-centred head and fanlight
in right bay. Similar heads to windows, sashes with intersecting glazing bars.
Left return embattled and incorporating earlier masonry with two 2-light C15
windows. Right return apsidal and embattled. 3 stone ridge stacks.
Inner bailey has well-preserved curtain wall with round tower at north-west
corner and base of another at south-west corner. Ruined keep, linked to Manor
House by remains of forebuilding, is quite small, 41 x 44 feet. South-west
corner intact with crenellated angle turret. Mural stair in west wall and 2
shouldered-arched openings in north wall. Well-preserved garderobe on north
Range of early and mid C19 outbuildings against west wall.
Royal Archeological Institute: Newcastle 1976
Archeologia Aeliana: New Series XIV 1891
Anglo-Norman Studies: Vol. 5
Listing NGR: NZ0916663408
Source: English Heritage
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