Keys to the Past

Lindisfarne Castle (Holy Island)

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

Lindisfarne Castle is a small fort built during the reign of Henry VIII (1509-47) on an outcrop of rock known as Beblowe. It replaced an earlier look-out tower. It was converted into a house in 1902 by Sir Edwin Lutyens. This is a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5347
Historical period: Tudor (1485 to 1603)
Edwardian (1902 to 1910)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; B H Pritchard
PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD
TRIAL TRENCH, Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Northumberland 2006; Tyne and Wear Museums
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland 2016; Simpson and Brown



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Holy Island


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