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Latitude: 55.1929 / 55°11'34"N
Longitude: -1.9328 / 1°55'58"W
OS Eastings: 404375
OS Northings: 588743
OS Grid: NZ043887
Mapcode National: GBR G8YD.B8
Mapcode Global: WHB19.8QVW
Entry Name: Rothley Castle
Listing Date: 29 May 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1371065
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236313
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
NZ 08 NW
17/74 Rothley Castle
Folly. c.1755 by Daniel Garrett for Sir Walter Blackett. Random rubble.
Gothick style. Canted screen wall stretching c.60 yards along top of hill
with square end towers and larger square central tower.
Central tower: 2 storeys. Tall pointed-arched doorway with flanking blocked
lower arches forming niches. Above it a cruciform slit, the arms of the
cross treated as mouchettes. Very large, rough, close-set corbels. Roofless.
Similar arched niches on each of the other sides.
Screen walls stand to c.8 ft. in places, ruinous in others. Five cruciform
End towers have pointed-arched niches on 3 sides, open on 4th side towards
inner face of wall. Similar corbels.
Interior of central tower has stone stairs to roof platform. Full-height
room behind arched doorway has, to left and right, two tall screens of two
unmoulded square columns.
TYNE & WEAR COUNTY COUNCIL MUSEUMS; Capability Brown and the Northern Landscape:
Exhibition Catalogue: 1983.
Listing NGR: NZ0437588743
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