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Remains of Castle Curtain Wall and Tower Incorporated in Bywell Castle House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bywell, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.9508 / 54°57'3"N

Longitude: -1.9239 / 1°55'25"W

OS Eastings: 404973

OS Northings: 561801

OS Grid: NZ049618

Mapcode National: GBR HC06.81

Mapcode Global: WHB2G.FT3H

Plus Code: 9C6WX32G+8F

Entry Name: Remains of Castle Curtain Wall and Tower Incorporated in Bywell Castle House

Listing Date: 24 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1044795

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239837

Location: Bywell, Northumberland, NE43

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Bywell

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Bywell St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NZ 0461
23/76 Remains of castle
curtain wall and
tower incorporated
in Bywell Castle


Curtain wall and tower, early C15, incorporated in C19 house remodelled 1912
and later. Squared stone. South wall of the house links to left with gatehouse
(q.v.). Chamfered plinth. Various C20 openings, one blocked square-headed
window above C20 doorway. Projecting wing to right incorporates the castle
'gun house': double plinth on south, chamfered window above the later lintel.
Medieval masonry continues as far as C20 doorway on right return, with circular
gun loop above plinth.

Interior not seen; basement vault of gun house said to survive.

Remainder of house is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ0497361801

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