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Simonburn Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Simonburn, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.058 / 55°3'28"N

Longitude: -2.2164 / 2°12'58"W

OS Eastings: 386275

OS Northings: 573741

OS Grid: NY862737

Mapcode National: GBR D9YY.YN

Mapcode Global: WHB1X.X4RB

Plus Code: 9C7V3Q5M+5C

Entry Name: Simonburn Castle

Listing Date: 15 April 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1302543

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240816

Location: Simonburn, Northumberland, NE48

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Simonburn

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Simonburn

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NY 87 SE 862737
(North side)
9/132 Simonburn Castle

Ruin of tower house. C13, partly reconstructed in 1766 as an eyecatcher from
Nunwick Hall. Dressed stone facing to rubble core. Square plan. Fragmentary
remains on tree-covered mound. Semicircular barrel-vaulted ground floor
(inaccessible at time of survey). East wall is best preserved and stands to
c.4.0 metres high in centre: small window opening near south-east corner; open
passage leading to pointed, chamfered doorway at north-east corner; section of
segmental arch in wall to north of doorway. The remainder has collapsed and
any surviving features are hidden by fallen masonry. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NY8627573741

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