Aydon Castle


Aydon Castle is a 13th century English manor house, located one mile from Corbridge. The house was heavily fortified on the outbreak of Anglo-Scottish warfare. It was pillaged and burnt by the Scots in 1315, seized by English rebels in 1317, and later occupied by Scots in 1346. (Source: English Heritage)

Aydon Castle, previously sometimes called Aydon Hall, is a fortified manor house at Aydon near to the town of Corbridge, Northumberland, England. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.

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Documentary evidence shows that a timber hall first existed on this site.

The manor house was built by Robert de Reymes, a wealthy Suffolk merchant, starting in 1296, adjacent to the steep valley of the Cor Burn. At this time the building consisted of a two-storeyed hall house with a solar, dining hall and kitchen on the upper floor. In 1305 he obtained a licence to crenellate his property and added battlements and curtain walls. It was captured by the Scots in 1315 and again in 1346. In the middle of the 16th century it was renovated and in the middle of the 17th century it was converted into a farm. The building remained in use as a farm until 1966 but has since been restored to its medieval appearance. It is managed by English Heritage.

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Castle Aydon, a 13th c. English manor house

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- Overview About Corbridge Map Timeline Street View Corbridge is a large village by the River Tyne, located about 3 miles east of Hexham and 17 miles west of Newcastle. Corbridge ...
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The west wall of Aydon Castle

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Aydon Castle - hall on the 1st floor

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Aydon Castle - carved heads above fireplace (2)

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Entrance to Aydon Castle, Northumberland

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The west range of Aydon Castle

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The courtyard of Aydon Castle (3)

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Outbuilding at Aydon Castle

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Fireplace in the Chamber, Aydon Castle

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Aydon Castle - door to stores and stables

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The Orchard at Ayden Castle.

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Outer wall of Aydon Castle, Northumberland

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The courtyard of Aydon Castle

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Aydon Castle

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Aydon Castle - northeast corner

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Aydon Castle - inner courtyard

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The south wall of Aydon Castle (2)

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Stone head above window, Aydon Castle

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Carvings above mediaeval fireplace, Aydon Castle

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The Chamber (or Solar) in Aydon Castle

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Gateway and Inner Courtyard, Aydon Castle

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AYDON CASTLE MAIN BUILDINGS AND COURTYARD WALLS - List Entry
- "Fortified Manor house. Solar and east wing c.1280, hall (replacing earlier structure) slightly later. North-west range and courtyard wall probably associated with licence to crenellate granted to Robert de ...

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