The 14th-century castle is perched on a sharp spur, giving it a position of extra strength. This site uses cookies. Tick box or boxes to add this item to your personal galleries. Bothal is a tiny village but has a castle and a very old church and is a crossing point of the River Wansbeck with it's stepping stones beside the Castle and road bridge upstream near the old mill. Much of the medieval gate tower and fragments of the curtain wall survive. Shrewsbury's agents visited Bothal, and described the house as 'a castle battled, and not unlike to Nether Haddon where Master John Manners doth dwell.'[1]. The castle is now used as a private residence and is not open to the public. The house built in the 1840s occupies the position once taken by two towers, The Blanke Tower and the Ogle Tower. This view of the castle near Bothal, a village between Ashington and Morpeth in Northumberland, shows the huge crenallated gatehouse decorated with heraldic crests.

), (Histories and accounts from late medieval and early modern writers), Sources of information, references and further reading, hypertext critical edition by Dana F. Sutton (2004), Neil Guy, 2016, 'Lancaster Castle The Gatehouse Revealed'. For a comprehensive history of the Castle see " Bothal Observed" by Roland Bibby.

This view of the castle near Bothal, a village between Ashington and Morpeth in Northumberland, shows the huge crenallated gatehouse decorated with heraldic crests. Register We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. It should be noted that OS grid references defines an area, not a point location. Bothal could refer to a particular dwelling or hall. Through the marriage of Sir Robert's daughter Hellen to Sir Robert Ogle, the estate passed to the Ogle family in the 14th century. Bothal Castle is situated at the end of a natural spur with steep slopes on all sides except the north. Testing vertical aerial photography methods at British Camp on the Malvern Hills. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1153737.pdf. Historic England holds an extensive range of publications and historic collections in its public archive covering the historic environment. The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority. The rest of the castle was built within the last sixty years. In August 1583 Lord Ogle negotiated a marriage between his daughter Jane and Edward Talbot, a son of George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury. (S3282_V_0651), Women outside the 3000th Easiform dwelling to be completed in Bristol, watching the opening ceremony through a ground floor window as a policeman guards the entrance nearby, © Historic England Archive. Bothal Castle is a castle and stately home in the village of the same name near the River Wansbeck, between Morpeth and Ashington in the English county of … Our website works best with the latest version of the browsers below, unfortunately your browser is not supported. Listing NGR: NZ2396686536. By using this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our. Bothal Castle Welbeck Estate Office and Attached Outbuildings Around Stable Yard is a Grade II listed building in Bothal, Morpeth, Northumberland, England. A survey in 1576 records the castle having among other facilities, a great chamber, seven bed chambers, bakehouse, brewhouse and a court called the gatehouse wherein there is a prison. Tooled stone with tooled-and-margined quoins and dressings; Welsh slate roofs. In the historic county of Northumberland.Modern Authority of Northumberland.1974 county of Northumberland.Medieval County of Northumberland. We carry out and fund high-quality applied research to support the protection and management of the historic environment. It was built in the 14th century as a manor house and in 1343 Sir Robert Bertram was granted a licence to add battlements. BOTHAL BOTHAL VILLAGE Bothal Castle is a castle and stately home in the village of the same name near the River Wansbeck, between Morpeth and Ashington in the English county of Northumberland. How to get there From A1068 south of Ashington take minor road signposted to Bothal. It was at that time also noted for its "fair gardinges and orchetts, wherein growed all kynde, Peers, damsillis, nuttes, wardens, cherries to the black and redde, wallnutes, and also Licores verie fine". The rest of the castle was built within the last sixty years. casements.Medieval masonry is visible externally on the western screen wall; the stable Latitude 55.17240° Longitude -1.62481°. This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest. The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England.
Bothal Castle is sited on a sharp spur by the River Wansbeck between Morpeth and Ashington in Northumberland. Also known as, or recorded in historical 'Bothal Observed', R. Bibby. Location OS Landranger sheet 81 NZ 241867.