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Garden Walls Surrounding Featherstone Castle, with Gatehouse, Gateways, Bastions, Beebole and Mausoleum

A Grade II Listed Building in Featherstone, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9417 / 54°56'30"N

Longitude: -2.5104 / 2°30'37"W

OS Eastings: 367398

OS Northings: 560901

OS Grid: NY673609

Mapcode National: GBR BCX9.9B

Mapcode Global: WH917.D1SY

Entry Name: Garden Walls Surrounding Featherstone Castle, with Gatehouse, Gateways, Bastions, Beebole and Mausoleum

Listing Date: 27 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370308

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240700

Location: Featherstone, Northumberland, NE49

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Featherstone

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Haltwhistle Holy Cross

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

FEATHERSTONE HALL BANK
NY 66 SE
(South side, off)
15/96 Garden walls
surrounding
Featherstone Castle,
with gatehouse,
gateways, bastions,
beebole and
mausoleum
II

Garden walls, gatehouse, 3 gateways, bastions, beebole and ruins of mausoleum/
chapel; c.1812-30 for Thomas Wallace; mausoleum of Lady Jane Hope 1828. Squared
rubble. Castellated style. Continuous and extensive walls enclosing large
garden and forecourt.

1.5 to 2.5-metre high walls with flat-coped battlements. Buildings and other
features described in an anti-clockwise direction:

1. Gatehouse and archway near north-west corner. L-plan 2-storey gatehouse
has pointed openings, shield with carved lion (Wallace emblem) and parapet
with bartizan. Archway on east has 4-centred pedestrian and coach arches.
2. Tall buttressed gateway in front of castle forecourt has 4-centred arch
under hoodmould.
3. Low circular-plan bastion at south-west corner.
4. Gateway near south-east corner has wide 4-centre arch; lower section on
west with pointed doorway.
5. Low circular-plan bastion at south-east corner.
6. Mausoleum and chapel ruins to north of south-east bastion. Roofless 2-
storey mausoleum with pointed 2-light windows and tall semi-octagonal
tower. East wall of chapel on south.
7. Square-plan bastion to north of mausoleum.
8. Square-plan bastion set diagonally at north-east corner.
9. Gateway near north-east corner similar to Item 4 except that coach arch
is now blocked.
10. Beebole to west of gateway facing into garden has 4 pointed openings above
projecting stone shelves.
11. Tall single-storey square-plan tower at north-west corner has projecting
parapet with corner bartizan.


Listing NGR: NY6739860901

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