Chillingham Castle

Northumberland, England

City/Town/Village: Chillingham
District: Northumberland
County: Northumberland
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5258, -1.90412
Postcode: NE66 5RA
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Privately Owned

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Chillingham Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:


17/43 Chillingham Castle

Castle. C14 with C17, C18 and C19 alterations. John Patterson and Sir Jeffrey
Wyatville did work in early C19. Mostly dressed stone. Quadrilateral with 4
corner towers and linking ranges. Central courtyard. Late C19 service wing to
left. Entrance front has 3-bay centre which is of basement and 3 storeys, flanked
by higher towers with still higher turrets. Steps to projecting early Cl7 centre
piece with paired Tuscan columns on all 3 floors, framing, on ground floor, round-
headed doorway with moulded imposts, arch; and responds, and on 1st and 2nd floors,
2 renewed cross windows with another Tuscan column between them. Renewed cross
windows left and right of centrepiece on 2 upper floors. Slit windows on ground
floor. Frieze and cornice above each floor, blank arches on first two friezes,
lozenges above 2nd floor. Achievement of arms above top window;and 4 beasts with
shields stand in frontof embattled parapet. Sashes under hoodmould in towers.
In courtyard, early C17 two-storey addition; possibly rebuilt open arcade on
ground floor of segmental arches on square piers with small attached Ionic columns.
6 statues of Worthies on corbels above the piers: Staircase to 1st floor. Balcony
on 2nd floor.

Interior: Tunnel-vaulted basements to towers and ranges. Newel stairs in towers.
Early C17 ceiling with pendants, two elaborate C17 overmantel and a fine early
C18 white marble fireplace with satyr heads. Interior in poor repair.

Northumberland County History Vol X1V
Archeologia Aeliana : New Series Vol X1V 1891
Country Life Vol 33; Vol 121

Listing NGR: NU0616825795

Information from British Listed Buildings

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