Keys to the Past

Red Lion Hotel (Haltwhistle)

Red Lion Hotel, Haltwhistle. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Red Lion Hotel, Haltwhistle. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The Red Lion Hotel is one of the most significant buildings in Haltwhistle, second only to Holy Cross Church. The oldest part of the building is a tower, possibly of 15th century date or perhaps as late as the early 17th century. A tower is first mentioned in old documents in 1415 but it is not certain that it is referring to this building. Indeed, archaeological excavations here in the 1990s seem to confirm the later date and suggest it may have been built at the same time as a number of bastles elsewhere in the town. Various alterations and additions were made to the tower over the following years and more recently the inside has been gutted and the floors and roof have been renewed. This is a Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N6689
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, The Red Lion Hotel, Haltwhistle 1997; P RYDER
BUILDING SURVEY, The Red Lion Hotel, Haltwhistle. Archaeological recording 1997; P RYDER

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Source of Reference
Local History of Haltwhistle

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