Keys to the Past

Hirst Castle (Ashington)

A tower stood at Hirst in medieval times. Old documents suggest that it was built by Ralph, the third Lord Ogle in the late 15th or early 16th century. A manor house next to it is thought to have been built by Thomas Errington in the 17th century. However, the tower was demolished in the early 20th century and the site has been built over.

Reference number:N11665
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ashington


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