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Ford Castle Portcullis Gate, Armoury Tower and Forecourt Walls to Ford Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Ford, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.6307 / 55°37'50"N

Longitude: -2.0896 / 2°5'22"W

OS Eastings: 394454

OS Northings: 637462

OS Grid: NT944374

Mapcode National: GBR F3VB.DC

Mapcode Global: WH9Z2.WQ3S

Plus Code: 9C7VJWJ6+74

Entry Name: Ford Castle Portcullis Gate, Armoury Tower and Forecourt Walls to Ford Castle

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042185

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238056

Location: Ford, Northumberland, TD15

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Ford

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Ford And Etal

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NT 9437
17/89 Portcullis Gate,
Armoury tower and
forecourt walls
to Ford Castle

Forecourt walls with 2 towers and gateway with 2 attached rooms. 1791 by
Nisbet of Kelso for Sir John Hussey Deleval incorporating early, possibly
C16 or C17 masonry in the walls. Ashlar with Welsh slate roofs. Faces

Portcullis gate. Very tall pointed arch with alternate bands of vermiculate
rustication; the impost blocks and huge keystone have glacial rustication.
Set in the arch an imitation portcullis. The arch is set in a castellated
screen wall with similarly rusticated quoins, 2 arched niches with quatrefoils
above, modillion cornice and pierced quatrefoils in the parapet.

Castellated walls c.15 feet high left and right of gate. Set in the centre
of the wall to right a square interval tower with quatrefoils in the parapet.

Armoury tower in south-west corner has boarded door on ground floor with
cambered lintel. Blocked Gothick windows above.

Rear, i.e. within the forecourt, left and right of gateway, small gate lodges.
One tall storey, one room only. 4-centred-arched doors with incised ogee
arch on lintel; apsidal north walls.

Interior of Armoury Tower has C19 hooded fireplace with embossed tiles of
medieval patterns.

Country Life: Vol. 89 (1941)

Listing NGR: NT9445437462

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