Thirlwall Castle

Northumberland, England

City/Town/Village: Gilsland
District: Northumberland
County: Northumberland
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9888, -2.53382
Postcode: CA8 7HY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)


Northumberland National Park Authority

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

NY 66 NE
(East side, off)
11/36 Thirlwall Castle

Castle ruins. Probably mid C14. Masonry largely re-used from nearby Hadrian's
wall: dressed stone facing to rubble core. Rectangular plan with slightly-
projecting north-east tower. 2.5 to 3.0-metre thick walls standing to 2 and
3 storeys on north and west; east wall of similar height has partly collapsed
at south; south wall has almost entirely collapsed. Fragments of chamfered
plinth. North-east tower and corners have huge squared quoins. Scattered
loops in flush surrounds with squared alternating jambs. No remains of vaulting.
In dangerous condition at time of survey. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NY6593966154

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