Keys to the Past

Swinburne Castle (Chollerton)

Swinburne Castle, Chollerton. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Swinburne Castle, Chollerton. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Swinburne Castle was first mentioned in the mid 14th century, when permission was given to build battlements on it. By the mid-16th century it was described as being in bad repair. The ruins were demolished in the 17th century and replaced with a new house. This new building is a Grade II* listed building protected by law.

Reference number:N9214
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Swinburne Castle, Northumberland. A watching brief February to March 2000 2000; ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

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Source of Reference
Local History of Chollerton

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