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Latitude: 55.6473 / 55°38'50"N
Longitude: -2.1207 / 2°7'14"W
OS Eastings: 392499
OS Northings: 639317
OS Grid: NT924393
Mapcode National: GBR F3M4.NF
Mapcode Global: WH9Z2.DBC0
Entry Name: Etal Castle Great Tower
Listing Date: 10 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1042183
English Heritage Legacy ID: 238050
Location: Ford, Northumberland, TD12
Civil Parish: Ford
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Ford And Etal
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
16/83 Etal Castle:
Great Tower at north-west corner of castle, now detached from other ruins.
Licence to crenellate 1342 for the Manners family. Squared stone. 4 storeys,
46 x 32 feet.
The tower had a forebuilding on east side which contained the ground-floor
entry and a newel stair; its footings remain. The rest of the tower stands
to eaves height. Chamfered plinth and chamfered offsets above 2nd floor.
On ground floor one small arched vent in west wall. Above, on each floor a
2-light transomed window with cusped heads to lights. Similar windows on
south side and probably on north side also, though there the details have
gone. The east side, formerly within the forebuilding has, on ground floor,
a broad arched doorway with continuous chamfer. Above, symmetrically arranged,
2 narrower arched doorways on each floor.
Interior: The ground floor had a pointed tunnel vault with 7 chamfered
transverse ribs. The springing remains. Large segmental-arched fireplaces
on 1st and 2nd floors. The large windows have segmental rere arches, some of
the smaller windows triangular rere arches.
Northumberland County History: Vol.XI. AM 70.
Listing NGR: NT9249639320
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