Keys to the Past

Kershope Castle (Kielder)

Kershope Castle is first mentioned in a document written in 1249, when it was owned by a man named Robert of `Gresshope'. The castle was built on a south-west facing slope, overlooking the North Tyne Valley. Today, all that can be seen of the castle is mound surrounded by a ditch and an outer bank. A small section of stonework, possibly part of a tower, survives on the top of the mound. Kershope Castle is a Scheduled Monument, protected by law.

Reference number:N6231
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1977; S Ainsworth

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Kielder

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