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Latitude: 55.6707 / 55°40'14"N
Longitude: -2.1587 / 2°9'31"W
OS Eastings: 390113
OS Northings: 641916
OS Grid: NT901419
Mapcode National: GBR F2CW.F2
Mapcode Global: WH9YV.TQ6P
Entry Name: Remains of Heaton Castle Circa 30 Yards North West of Farmhouse
Listing Date: 22 December 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1304159
English Heritage Legacy ID: 238001
Location: Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, TD12
Civil Parish: Cornhill-on-Tweed
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Cornhill St Helen
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
CORNHILL-ON-TWEED CASTLE HEATON
NT 94 SW
5/34 Remains of Heaton
Castle c.30 yards
22.12.69 north-west of
Vaulted defensible building. Late medieval. Squared stone and random rubble,
Welsh slate roof. c.70 ft. by 25 ft. 2 storeys.
Long west side has stone steps to lst-floor doorway; some of the steps are
worn, others renewed, but the wall beneath them is old. Under the steps a
C16 or C17 doorway with alternating-block surround and rounded arrises. Left
of the steps a projection c.8 ft. outside the line of the wall. This has a
chamfered plinth and medieval masonry. It appears to be solid. Left of this
a further section, still projecting but not so far, also has a chamfered
plinth and a window with a steeply-sloping sill. The left section has a
later window and an original slit window. On 1st floor C19 windows in old
On east side two buttresses with offsets and 2 blocked slit windows. 1st
floor is rebuilt on this side.
Interior has a high round tunnel vault rising from c.3 ft. above ground.
The walls are c. 3 ft. 6 inches thick normally and much thicker where there
are projections. The south gable has been largely rebuilt.
Listing NGR: NT9011341916
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