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Simonburn Castle, Simonburn

Description: Simonburn Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 240816

OS Grid Reference: NY8627573741
OS Grid Coordinates: 386275, 573741
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0580, -2.2164

Location: Simonburn, Northumberland NE48 3AX

Locality: Simonburn
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE48 3AX

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Listing Text

NY 87 SE 862737
(North side)
9/132 Simonburn Castle

Ruin of tower house. C13, partly reconstructed in 1766 as an eyecatcher from
Nunwick Hall. Dressed stone facing to rubble core. Square plan. Fragmentary
remains on tree-covered mound. Semicircular barrel-vaulted ground floor
(inaccessible at time of survey). East wall is best preserved and stands to
c.4.0 metres high in centre: small window opening near south-east corner; open
passage leading to pointed, chamfered doorway at north-east corner; section of
segmental arch in wall to north of doorway. The remainder has collapsed and
any surviving features are hidden by fallen masonry. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NY8627573741

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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