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Ogle Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Whalton, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1059 / 55°6'21"N

Longitude: -1.7812 / 1°46'52"W

OS Eastings: 414054

OS Northings: 579077

OS Grid: NZ140790

Mapcode National: GBR J90D.5G

Mapcode Global: WHC2W.MX0M

Plus Code: 9C7W4649+9G

Entry Name: Ogle Castle

Listing Date: 29 April 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264065

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428716

Location: Whalton, Northumberland, NE20

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Whalton

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Whalton St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NZ 17 NW
6/151 Ogle Castle
House, probably hall block of former castle. Main block an early C16 remodelling
of medieval fabric; west wing a C16 addition; mid C20 restoration and minor
additions. Main block squared stone, wing large rubble; cut dressings; stone
slate roof. L-plan.

South elevation in 2 sections: main block 2 storeys, 4 bays, irregular: studded
door in chamfered surround with hoodmould; two 3-light windows on left and one
on right. 2-light windows above. Sundial above left of door inscribed 1717, SK.
All windows leaded casements in double-chamfered surrounds, some renewed, with
4-centred-arched lights and hollow-chamfered hoodmoulds. Right-gable coped,
with stepped-and-corniced stack; double stack on ridge. Slightly-projecting
cross-gabled 3-storey left bay: similar 3-light windows, the upper transomed,
and smaller 2-light window on 2nd floor. Left return of wing shows projecting
stack with corbelled-out projection on left; scattered fenestration, mostly C20;
2-storey C20 bay on far left.

Rear elevation of main block shows C16 1st-floor windows of two 4-centred-arched
lights to either side of small C20 stair wing. Inner return of wing on right
shows two old 2-light windows, the upper lacking its mullion.

Interior: Dining room (hall) has large fireplace with moulded surround partly
cut away; sitting room (kitchen) has large segmental-arched fireplace with
rounded arris. Oak room in wing has smaller fireplace in moulded surround
re-set from 1st floor. Contemporary ceilings with hollow stop-chamfered beams
and grooved joists. Several doorways with chamfered surrounds; doorways and
windows show segmental rear arches. Pair of 2-centred-arched doorways where
north wall joins wing; one with chamfered arch, another, blocked, with stepped
arch. Segmental arch above carried newel stair starting from 1st floor, where
part of stairwell and 2 square-headed doorways remain. Smaller C16 fireplaces
on 1st floor. Roof of main block shows 7 principal-rafter trusses with collars,
perhaps re-set, and chamfered single-light window now opening into roof of wing.

Historical Note. The house may have been the main hall of a castle with curtain
wall and half-round towers. Licence to crenellate granted to Robert de Ogle
1341. Hutchinson in 1776 records the remains of a circular tower to east of
the house, demolished when gable end rebuilt and farm buildings added.

C20 extensions on north are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ1405479077

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