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Barmoor Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lowick, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.6525 / 55°39'8"N

Longitude: -2.0057 / 2°0'20"W

OS Eastings: 399736

OS Northings: 639879

OS Grid: NT997398

Mapcode National: GBR G3F2.KL

Mapcode Global: WH9Z4.5643

Entry Name: Barmoor Castle

Listing Date: 15 May 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156023

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237794

Location: Lowick, Northumberland, TD15

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Lowick

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Lowick and Kyloe St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text


5/86 Barmoor Castle


Country house. Largely 1801 by Patterson of Edinburgh but incorporating earlier
masonry and with building continuing throughout the C19. Ashlar with Lakeland
slate roof. A building of classical character but in castellated Tudor style.

Entrance front, main block: 3 storeys, 3 bays with a 4-storey central tower porch
projecting and having diagonal corners with a single-storey bow-fronted entrance
between. 2-leaf, 6-panelled door in tripartite doorcase with segmental fanlight.
Mullioned-and-transomed windows under hoodmoulds. Tower has heavy corbel table
under battlements. Flanking bays have moulded cornice beneath battlements.
2 bays to right in similar style, and round corner tower are part of banqueting
wing on right return.

Banqueting wing: 2 storeys, 7 bays with central 3-bay shallow bow window, and
round corner towers.

Rear facade similar but the central bow is 3 storeys high and set in tower-like

Interior has oval entrance hall with niches. 3-storey cantilevered stair with
wrought-iron balusters; oval glass dome over. Main rooms on 1st floor including
oval room above entrance with anthemion frieze and Chinese wallpaper. Oval
saloon with glass dome and 8 doors, 4 with pediments and 4 with decorative
sopraporte. The room behind this has a swivel fireplace which was shared with
the saloon. Many good fireplaces.

Banqueting wing roofless and decaying at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NT9973639879

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