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Kielder Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Kielder, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.2338 / 55°14'1"N

Longitude: -2.5802 / 2°34'48"W

OS Eastings: 363195

OS Northings: 593446

OS Grid: NY631934

Mapcode National: GBR B7FX.5M

Mapcode Global: WH8ZN.BQK0

Plus Code: 9C7V6CM9+GW

Entry Name: Kielder Castle

Listing Date: 7 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1302999

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239684

Location: Kielder, Northumberland, NE48

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Kielder

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Falstone with Greystead and Thorneyburn

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Shooting box now used as cafe and visitors' centre. 1775 by William Newton
for the Duke of Northumberland and from a design of the Duke's own. Altered
mid C19 by the Alnwick Castle estate office and again in 1926. Ashlar with
Welsh slate roof. Earlier work in Gothick style. C19 parts in Tudor style.
A courtyard house. Mid-C19 irregular south front. To left a large castellated
3-storey section with canted oriel window and several paired lancets; projecting
from this an extension of 1926 in Gothick style. Recessed L-plan section to
right has C18 masonry, plinth and string course but C19 detail including round-
headed doorway and 2-light mullioned windows; gabled roof with kneelers.

Right return 5 bays. Left 2 bays in Tudor style. Right 3 bays have 6-pane
sashes under hoodmoulds on ground floor, 9-pane sashes with Tudor-arched heads
and intersecting glazing bars on first floor. Left return has similar detail
but irregular openings.

Rear five bays with central tall round-headed carriage arch under gable, two-
bay, single-storey linking ranges and two-storey, cross-gabled end bays with
Gothick windows. Centre and end bays were formerly castellated.

Interior has 2 staircases with stick balusters. Several 6-panel doors and
internal shutters.

Diary of Charles Richardson, and records of payments to William Newton held
among Alnwick Castle records, establish Newton as the architect.

Listing NGR: NY6319593446

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