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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 building a T-shaped plan. In the 17th century a further extension was built. A number of carved Roman stones have been built into the walls of this building, and much of the stone for the building probably came from the nearby Roman fort at Halton Chesters It is a Grade I Listed Building protected by law..

Reference number:N8653
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, Halton Castle 2000
TIMBER SAMPLING, Tree-Ring Analysis of Timbers from Halton Castle, Near Corbridge, Northumberland 2001; ENGLISH HERITAGE

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Source of Reference
Local History of Whittington


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