Keys to the Past

Simonburn Castle Tower House (Simonburn)

Ruins of Simonburn Castle, Simonburn. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Ruins of Simonburn Castle, Simonburn. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Simonburn Castle stands on a steep hill formed by the junction of two steams. The remains of a 13th century tower house lie at its core. Although it was repaired in the 18th century, and used for a time as an eyecatcher for Nunwick Park, the upper storeys have now collapsed. The tower was built of small stone blocks. Only the ground floor basement of the tower stands today, which has become filled in with rubble. It is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law and a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N7889
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

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Source of Reference
Local History of Simonburn


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