Listed Building Grade I
Haughton Castle, NORTHUMBERLAND
- Converted upper-floor hall house, now a country house of between two and five storeys. Rectangular plan with corner towers linked by walkways behind embattled parapets. Of particular interest are the blocked arcades of arches in the long walls - in Britain this feature is completely unique to this castle.
CASTLE, COUNTRY HOUSE, HALL HOUSE, TOWER HOUSE
- Historical Background
- The tower house at Haughton was extended and fortified in 1373, using the same license to crenellate that was given for Widdrington Castle in 1341. By the middle of the 16th century the castle had fallen into disrepair, allowing Border Rievers to attack and steal nine horses and goods to the value of £40.
In 1642 the castle was bought by the Smith family, who began to make alterations in the 18th century and were responsible for the conversion of the castle into a gentrified house. Alterations were continued by the Crawshay family, who purchased the castle in 1862, and the Cruddas family (owners from 1888).
- 13TH CENTURY AD Construction of tower house.
- 1373 Tower house heightened and fortified.
Widdrington, Gerald: Owner.
- 1780 Some improvements carried out.
- 1816 Work began on the conversion of Haughton Castle into a country house. Park laid out.
- 1845 Alterations by John Dobson.
Dobson, John: Architect.
- 1876 West wing constructed.
Salvin, Anthony: Architect.
- 1889 Internal modifications. New main staircase built.
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Keys To The Past
- Northumberland SMR
- Pevsner, N., Richmond, I., Grundy, J., McCombie, G., Ryder, P. and Welfare, H. (2001) The Buildings of England: Northumberland. London, Penguin Books, pp.306-307
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