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Kielder Castle, Kielder

Description: Kielder Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239684

OS Grid Reference: NY6319593446
OS Grid Coordinates: 363195, 593446
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2338, -2.5802

Locality: Kielder
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE48 1ER

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Listing Text

NY 69 SW
20/24 Kielder Castle


Shooting box now used as cafe and visitors' centre. 1775 by William Newton
for the Duke of Northumberland and from a design of the Duke's own. Altered
mid C19 by the Alnwick Castle estate office and again in 1926. Ashlar with
Welsh slate roof. Earlier work in Gothick style. C19 parts in Tudor style.
A courtyard house. Mid-C19 irregular south front. To left a large castellated
3-storey section with canted oriel window and several paired lancets; projecting
from this an extension of 1926 in Gothick style. Recessed L-plan section to
right has C18 masonry, plinth and string course but C19 detail including round-
headed doorway and 2-light mullioned windows; gabled roof with kneelers.

Right return 5 bays. Left 2 bays in Tudor style. Right 3 bays have 6-pane
sashes under hoodmoulds on ground floor, 9-pane sashes with Tudor-arched heads
and intersecting glazing bars on first floor. Left return has similar detail
but irregular openings.

Rear five bays with central tall round-headed carriage arch under gable, two-
bay, single-storey linking ranges and two-storey, cross-gabled end bays with
Gothick windows. Centre and end bays were formerly castellated.

Interior has 2 staircases with stick balusters. Several 6-panel doors and
internal shutters.

Diary of Charles Richardson, and records of payments to William Newton held
among Alnwick Castle records, establish Newton as the architect.

Listing NGR: NY6319593446

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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