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Willimontswick Gatehouse and Adjacent Ranges

A Grade I Listed Building in Bardon Mill, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.9669 / 54°58'0"N

Longitude: -2.3598 / 2°21'35"W

OS Eastings: 377064

OS Northings: 563645

OS Grid: NY770636

Mapcode National: GBR CCY0.X9

Mapcode Global: WH913.QFH4

Entry Name: Willimontswick Gatehouse and Adjacent Ranges

Listing Date: 24 November 1967

Last Amended: 12 February 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370843

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239276

Location: Bardon Mill, Northumberland, NE47

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Bardon Mill

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Beltingham with Henshaw

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text


8/25 Willimontswick gatehouse and
24/11/67 adjacent ranges (formerly
listed as Willimontswyke)

Gatehouse with adjacent ranges, C16, altered. Coursed rubble, stone dressings,
slate roofs on adjacent buildings. Rectangular gatehouse at north-east corner of
rectangular fortified enclosure, 2-storey east range adjoins south end of gatehouse
and single-storey north range runs to west. Front of gatehouse: segmental-headed
arch into passage with segmental tunnel vault, scattered fenestration including
square-headed opening, with elaborate moulded surround, and 2 2-light mullioned
windows with hoodmoulds. Oversailing parapet on 3 rounded stepped courses. Rear
elevation similar, with small rectangular lights and one 2-light window over
entrance passage, parapet with 2 projecting spouts. Interior has 2 square-headed
doorways on right side of passage, the second into newel stair in internal circular
turret. Various doorway openings and fireplaces. Altered east range has several
C16 or C17 window openings with chamfered surrounds towards courtyard and one 1st
floor door with chamfered segmental-pointed head. Roof has old principal rafter
trusses with collars. North range, now byres, C18 incorporating earlier masonry
towards the west end of the north wall. Segmental-headed arches to courtyard,
blocked ventilation slits in rear elevation, principal-rafter roof trusses with

Willimontswick was a fortified manor house rather than a true castle. It is of
some note historically as the seat of the Ridley family and birthplace of Bishop
Ridley (d.1555).

C. Bates, 'The Border Holds of Northumberland' 1891 383-90

Listing NGR: NY7707063637

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