Keys to the Past

Horton Castle (Blyth)

This is the site of Horton Castle. Sir Guischard de Charron was given permission to defend his manor house in 1292. All that survives is a slight hollow where the moat was, as the castle was demolished in the 19th century.

Reference number:N11467
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Hathery Lane: Archaeological Assessment 1992; The Archaeological Practice

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Source of Reference
Local History of Blyth

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