Listed Building Grade I, Scheduled Ancient Monument
Edlingham Castle, NORTHUMBERLAND
- Ruins of a fortified manor house, including hall, solar tower, courtyard buildings, gatehouse and curtain wall. The solar tower and turreted southeast corner of the rectangular hall are the only remains that survive above two metres high. The courtyard and elements of the gatehouse also survive.
The hall would have been rectangular with two storeys, and an octagonal turret at each corner, with solar tower to the south and courtyard ranges of domestic utility buildings to the north and northeast.
BAILEY, BARMKIN, FORTIFIED MANOR HOUSE, GATEHOUSE, MOAT, PELE TOWER, TOWER HOUSE
- Historical Background
- The manor of Edlingham was bought from Thomas de Edlingham in 1295 by William Felton, and remained in the hands of the Feltons until purchased in 1514 by the Swinburne family, who rebuilt the courtyard ranges. The Swinburnes left in 1630, and by 1661 the castle is reported to be largely dismantled. A survey of the early 18th century says the castle was by this time ruined.
Edlingham Castle is now in the guardianship of English Heritage.
- 1295 - 1300 Construction of hall house for William Fenton.
Fenton, William: Ordered construction of hall.
- MID 14TH CENTURY Construction of gatehouse and curtain wall to replace defensive earthwork. Three storey solar tower added to hall house.
- 16TH CENTURY AD Wooden courtyard ranges replanned in stone by the Swinburne family.
Swinburne family: Owners of Edlingham Castle.
- 1661 Parts of Edlingham Castle are pulled down for stone.
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Keys To The Past
- Northumberland SMR
- Pevsner, N., Richmond, I., Grundy, J., McCombie, G., Ryder, P. and Welfare, H. (2001) The Buildings of England: Northumberland. London, Penguin Books, pp.263-264
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