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Ford Castle Flagpole Tower and Forecourt Wall Attached to North

A Grade I Listed Building in Ford, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.631 / 55°37'51"N

Longitude: -2.0903 / 2°5'24"W

OS Eastings: 394414

OS Northings: 637493

OS Grid: NT944374

Mapcode National: GBR F3VB.88

Mapcode Global: WH9Z2.VQTL

Entry Name: Ford Castle Flagpole Tower and Forecourt Wall Attached to North

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154034

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238055

Location: Ford, Northumberland, TD15

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Ford

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Ford And Etal

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

FORD FORD CASTLE
NT 9437
17/88 Flagpole Tower
and forecourt
wall attached
to north
GV I

Tower, formerly the south-west corner tower of the quadrilateral castle but
now detached. Linked to the present house (q.v. Ford Castle) by a stretch
of forecourt wall c.30 yards long. C14 (licence to crenellate 1338). The
lower parts of the forecourt wall are curtain walling from the castle, the
parapet is of 1791 by Nisbet. Tower restored and top floor renewed 1862.
Squared stone; Welsh slate roof.

Square tower 5 storeys plus basement. East side has two C18 doors with
4-centred arches and hoodmoulds. Blocked lancet on 1st floor. Chamfered
offset above 1st floor. On 2nd floor a blocked C18 window and a C19 2-light
mullioned window. North side has C19 stone steps to possibly original lst-
floor doorway with pointed arch and continuous chamfer. Platform at top of
steps supported on 2 large triple-set corbels. Elsewhere C19 2-light windows.
Stone water spouts.

Interior: basement has pointed tunnel vault with 5 square-section transverse
ribs.

Country Life: Vol. 89 (1941). AM 369.


Listing NGR: NT9441437493

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