Keys to the Past

Belsay Castle (Belsay)

Belsay Castle (Copyright © Don Brownlow)
Belsay Castle (Copyright © Don Brownlow)

Belsay Castle comprises the remains of a 15th century tower attached to a range of buildings of early 17th century date. The tower was constructed between 1439 and 1460 during a period of turbulent border warfare. It was probably at the eastern end of a

Reference number:N10234
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; B H Pritchard
WATCHING BRIEF, Belsay Castle 1984; anon
EXCAVATION, Belsay Castle 1985; English Heritage
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT, Belsay Castle wall paintings - condition survey 1997; English Heritage
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT, Belsay Castle, Belsay, Northumberland: scientific analysis and historic interpretation of decorated window glass by Henry Gyles of York 2011; English Heritage
TEST PIT, Belsay Castle 2015; AD Archaeology Ltd
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Belsay Hall and Castle geophysical surveys 2016; Historic England
LIDAR SURVEY, Belsay Hall and Estate, Northumberland - Belsay Awakes 2017; Historic England

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Belsay

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