Description: Remains of Castle Curtain Wall and Tower Incorporated in Bywell Castle House
Date Listed: 24 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239837
OS Grid Reference: NZ0497361801
OS Grid Coordinates: 404973, 561801
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9508, -1.9239
23/76 Remains of castle
curtain wall and
in Bywell Castle
Curtain wall and tower, early C15, incorporated in C19 house remodelled 1912
and later. Squared stone. South wall of the house links to left with gatehouse
(q.v.). Chamfered plinth. Various C20 openings, one blocked square-headed
window above C20 doorway. Projecting wing to right incorporates the castle
'gun house': double plinth on south, chamfered window above the later lintel.
Medieval masonry continues as far as C20 doorway on right return, with circular
gun loop above plinth.
Interior not seen; basement vault of gun house said to survive.
Remainder of house is not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NZ0497361801
Source: English Heritage
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