Keys to the Past

Starlight Castle (Seaton Valley)

Starlight Castle. Photo © Northumberland County Council.
Starlight Castle. Photo © Northumberland County Council.

This folly, known as Starlight Castle, was built by Sir Francis Delaval in 1750 after accepting a bet that he could build a home for a lady friend in a day.

Reference number:N12182
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):WALKOVER SURVEY, Seaton Delaval Hall 2011; Archaeological Services Durham University
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Seaton Delaval Hall 2011; Archaeological Services Durham University

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