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Latitude: 55.2053 / 55°12'18"N
Longitude: -1.9315 / 1°55'53"W
OS Eastings: 404456
OS Northings: 590113
OS Grid: NZ044901
Mapcode National: GBR G8Y7.MW
Mapcode Global: WHB19.9FGF
Entry Name: Codger Fort
Listing Date: 21 October 1953
Last Amended: 29 May 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1371062
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236299
Location: Rothley, Northumberland, NE61
Civil Parish: Rothley
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Cambo Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
ROTHLEY B 6342
NZ 09 SW
12/58 Codger Fort
(formerly listed as
Cadger's Fort or Cadger Castle)
Folly c.1770 by Thomas Wright for Sir Walter Blackett. Large blocks of roughly-
dressed stone. A triangular bastion c.30 yards long with a square-plan
projection at the apex. The wall is c.8 ft. high, with 16 gun loops. The
front of the square projection has 3 crenellations.
The wall ends in 2 turrets c.6 ft. square with doorways on inner returns,
rough projecting cornices and rough, stone pyramidal roofs. They are c.15 ft.
The fort stands on cliffs in a dramatic position and was formerly thought
to be a defence of c.1746 against possible Jacobite invasion. However, a
design of 1769 signed by Thomas Wright of Durham, and held at Wallington seems
to disprove this.
J. Macaulay: The Gothick Revival 1745-1845: 1975 BLACKIE, LONDON AND GLASGOW.
TYNE & WEAR COUNTY COUNCIL MUSEUMS: Capability Brown and the Northern Landscape:
Exhibition Catalogue: 1983.
Listing NGR: NZ0445690113
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