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Latitude: 55.3372 / 55°20'13"N
Longitude: -2.1083 / 2°6'29"W
OS Eastings: 393230
OS Northings: 604796
OS Grid: NT932047
Mapcode National: GBR F6QQ.CL
Mapcode Global: WHB0M.L38S
Entry Name: Harbottle Castle
Listing Date: 21 October 1953
Last Amended: 3 September 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041281
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236160
Location: Harbottle, Northumberland, NE65
Civil Parish: Harbottle
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Upper Coquetdale
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
HARBOTTLE HARBOTTLE VILLAGE
NT 9304 (West end,off)
26/73 Harbottle Castle
21/10/53 (formerly listed as
The Remains of
Ruined castle. Started after 1157, reconstructed in stone C13, extensively
rebuilt in 1541.
The earliest work is a motte and bailey castle, the finest medieval earthwork
in the county. Ruined walls in~squared stone.
The ruins include a stretch of curtain wall c.40 yards long and 15 ft. high
with the remains of an angle tower at the north end. This wall separated the
bailey from an unfortified courtyard beyond. On the motte are extensive
fragments of a shell keep with one deeply-splayed C16 gun loop still in situ.
Two other smaller, but still high and dramatic fragments of the curtain wall
Northumberland County History Vol.15.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Listing NGR: NT9323004796
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