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Codger Fort

A Grade II Listed Building in Rothley, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.2053 / 55°12'18"N

Longitude: -1.9315 / 1°55'53"W

OS Eastings: 404456

OS Northings: 590113

OS Grid: NZ044901

Mapcode National: GBR G8Y7.MW

Mapcode Global: WHB19.9FGF

Entry Name: Codger Fort

Listing Date: 21 October 1953

Last Amended: 29 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236299

Location: Rothley, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Rothley

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Cambo Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 09 SW
(East side)
12/58 Codger Fort
(formerly listed as
Cadger's Fort or Cadger Castle)

Folly c.1770 by Thomas Wright for Sir Walter Blackett. Large blocks of roughly-
dressed stone. A triangular bastion c.30 yards long with a square-plan
projection at the apex. The wall is c.8 ft. high, with 16 gun loops. The
front of the square projection has 3 crenellations.

The wall ends in 2 turrets c.6 ft. square with doorways on inner returns,
rough projecting cornices and rough, stone pyramidal roofs. They are c.15 ft.

The fort stands on cliffs in a dramatic position and was formerly thought
to be a defence of c.1746 against possible Jacobite invasion. However, a
design of 1769 signed by Thomas Wright of Durham, and held at Wallington seems
to disprove this.

J. Macaulay: The Gothick Revival 1745-1845: 1975 BLACKIE, LONDON AND GLASGOW.
TYNE & WEAR COUNTY COUNCIL MUSEUMS: Capability Brown and the Northern Landscape:
Exhibition Catalogue: 1983.

Listing NGR: NZ0445690113

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