Ogle Castle (Whalton)
Ogle Castle stands at the east end of the village. The buildings stand in a large enclosure bounded by an earthen bank. Part of the inner moat on the northern side and all its western side survive. The remainder of the two moats have been infilled, but the course of the outer moat survives as an earthwork. The eastern part of the moat has been built over. The island in the middle of the moated site contains the remains of a medieval building, which had been altered in the 16th century. The original medieval buildings are thought to have included a tower with an attached manor house. A plan of 1632 shows the castle as having ranges on three sides of a square yard. The present house is an L-shaped block with a tower at the east end. It is a Grade I Listed Building and a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|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 1956; A S Phillips|
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; D Smith
FIELD OBSERVATION, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
Source of Reference
Local History of Whalton
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