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Rothley Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rothley, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1929 / 55°11'34"N

Longitude: -1.9328 / 1°55'58"W

OS Eastings: 404375

OS Northings: 588743

OS Grid: NZ043887

Mapcode National: GBR G8YD.B8

Mapcode Global: WHB19.8QVW

Entry Name: Rothley Castle

Listing Date: 29 May 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371065

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236313

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 08 NW
17/74 Rothley Castle


Folly. c.1755 by Daniel Garrett for Sir Walter Blackett. Random rubble.
Gothick style. Canted screen wall stretching c.60 yards along top of hill
with square end towers and larger square central tower.

Central tower: 2 storeys. Tall pointed-arched doorway with flanking blocked
lower arches forming niches. Above it a cruciform slit, the arms of the
cross treated as mouchettes. Very large, rough, close-set corbels. Roofless.
Similar arched niches on each of the other sides.

Screen walls stand to c.8 ft. in places, ruinous in others. Five cruciform
slits remain.

End towers have pointed-arched niches on 3 sides, open on 4th side towards
inner face of wall. Similar corbels.

Interior of central tower has stone stairs to roof platform. Full-height
room behind arched doorway has, to left and right, two tall screens of two
unmoulded square columns.

TYNE & WEAR COUNTY COUNCIL MUSEUMS; Capability Brown and the Northern Landscape:
Exhibition Catalogue: 1983.

Listing NGR: NZ0437588743

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