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Halton Castle (Whittington)

Halton Castle.
Photo by Harry Rowland, 1967.
Halton Castle. Photo by Harry Rowland, 1967.

A tower or castle was first recorded at Halton in 1382, and it can still be seen here today. The tower is four floors high and has a basement with a stone vault. In the 15th century a manor house was built on the north side of the tower, giving the buildi

Reference number:N8653
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; E Geary
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; R Lewis
FIELD OBSERVATION, Halton Castle. Some archaeological/structural observations 1999
TRIAL TRENCH, Halton Castle 2000
TIMBER SAMPLING, Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers from Halton Castle, Near Corbridge, Northumberland 2001; ENGLISH HERITAGE



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Whittington


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