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Historic Buildings of Northumberland, England

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Historic Buildings of Northumberland


Image right - The Keep at Alnwick Castle

Image Geograph © Copyright Len Williams and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.
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The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of Northumberland, with links to sub-projects for specific buildings as appropriate. GENi profiles of people associated with those establishments can be linked to this project and/or to individual projects where they have been set up.

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Historic houses in alphabetical order

Including Castles, Abbeys, Priories, Manor Houses, Mansions, Stately Homes, Country houses, Estate houses, Courts, Halls, Parks and other listed buildings of historic interest.

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● Adderstone Hall

Alnwick Castle - castle and stately home in the town of the same name in the English county of Northumberland. It is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland, (see Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland built following the Norman conquest, and renovated and remodelled a number of times. It is a Grade I listed building and receives over 800,000 visitors per year.

● Aydon Castle


● Bamburgh Castle

● Barmoor Castle

● Beaufront Castle

● Belford Hall

● Bellister Castle

● Belsay Castle

● Belsay Hall

● Biddlestone Hall

● Blagdon Hall

● Blanchland Abbey

● Blenkinsopp Castle

● Blenkinsop Hall

● Bothal Castle

● Bywell Hall


● Callaly Castle

● Capheaton Hall

● Causey Park House

● Cherryburn

● Chesters (Humshaugh)

● Chillingham Castle

● Chipchase Castle

● Churnsike Lodge

● Clennell Hall

● Close House

● Collingwood House, Morpeth

● Coupland Castle

● Cragside

● Craster Tower


● Dally Castle

● Dilston Castle

● Dissington Hall


● Eglingham Hall

● Ellingham Hall

● Embleton Hall

● Eshott Hall

● Eslington Park


● Featherstone Castle

// Ford Castle and Estate

Image Geograph © Copyright Andrew Curtis and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.

A stone castle was built at Ford in 1287, in order to protect the manor from the constant border warfare waged between the Scots and the English during the medieval period. South-west of the castle are the remains of the Parson's Tower, a medieval pele tower which was once the home of the local parson. In 1513, James IV of Scotland made his base at Ford Castle, prior to the Battle of Flodden, the biggest battle between the two nations. James was killed, along with 9,000 of his men. Ford Castle was rebuilt in the 1760s. bought by the Joicey family in 1907 and it remains in their ownership today. The castle was used as a convalescent hospital by the Red Cross during the Second World War and is now leased by the Northumberland County Council who use it as an educational camp. The castle is not open to the public except on special open days.

James Joicey, 1st Baron Joicey

● Fowberry Tower



● Haughton Castle

● Hethpool House, Kirknewton

Howick Hall - Grade II listed building in the village of Howick, is the ancestral seat of the Earls Grey.

Home of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, after whom the famous tea is named. Howick has been owned by the Grey family since 1319.




● Kirkharle Hall

● Kirkley Hall


● Lemmington Hall

● Lilburn Tower

● Linden Hall

● Lindisfarne Castle

● Little Harle Tower


● Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel

● Matfen Hall

● Milbourne Hall

● Mitford Hall

● Mitford Old Manor House


● Netherwitton Hall

● Newbrough Hall

● Nunnykirk Hall


● Ogle Castle

● Otterburn Hall

● Otterburn Tower


● Ponteland Castle




● Seaton Delaval Hall

● Shawdon Hall

● Swarland Old Hall



● Unthank Hall


● Wallington Hall

● Walwick Grange

● Westhall

● Whalton Manor


References and Sources

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