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Chillingham Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Chillingham, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.5258 / 55°31'32"N

Longitude: -1.9041 / 1°54'14"W

OS Eastings: 406150

OS Northings: 625785

OS Grid: NU061257

Mapcode National: GBR H44J.KZ

Mapcode Global: WH9ZR.QCGQ

Plus Code: 9C7WG3GW+89

Entry Name: Chillingham Castle

Listing Date: 21 September 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042387

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237509

Location: Chillingham, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Chillingham

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Chatton with Chillingham

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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17/43 Chillingham Castle

Castle. C14 with C17, C18 and C19 alterations. John Patterson and Sir Jeffrey
Wyatville did work in early C19. Mostly dressed stone. Quadrilateral with 4
corner towers and linking ranges. Central courtyard. Late C19 service wing to
left. Entrance front has 3-bay centre which is of basement and 3 storeys, flanked
by higher towers with still higher turrets. Steps to projecting early Cl7 centre
piece with paired Tuscan columns on all 3 floors, framing, on ground floor, round-
headed doorway with moulded imposts, arch; and responds, and on 1st and 2nd floors,
2 renewed cross windows with another Tuscan column between them. Renewed cross
windows left and right of centrepiece on 2 upper floors. Slit windows on ground
floor. Frieze and cornice above each floor, blank arches on first two friezes,
lozenges above 2nd floor. Achievement of arms above top window;and 4 beasts with
shields stand in frontof embattled parapet. Sashes under hoodmould in towers.
In courtyard, early C17 two-storey addition; possibly rebuilt open arcade on
ground floor of segmental arches on square piers with small attached Ionic columns.
6 statues of Worthies on corbels above the piers: Staircase to 1st floor. Balcony
on 2nd floor.

Interior: Tunnel-vaulted basements to towers and ranges. Newel stairs in towers.
Early C17 ceiling with pendants, two elaborate C17 overmantel and a fine early
C18 white marble fireplace with satyr heads. Interior in poor repair.

Northumberland County History Vol X1V
Archeologia Aeliana : New Series Vol X1V 1891
Country Life Vol 33; Vol 121

Listing NGR: NU0616825795

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