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Bywell Castle


Bywell Castle was built in the early 15th century for Ralph Neville, the second earl of Westmorland.[1] It was originally built in Bywell as a gatehouse intended to be part of a larger castle, but this was never built by order of King Henry III. The remains of the castle gatehouse are a Grade I listed building.

Bywell Castle is situated in the village of Bywell overlooking the River Tyne, four miles east of Corbridge, Northumberland, England. It is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument

It was built in 1430 by the Neville family (see Earl of Westmorland) but was never completed. The impressive three storey gatehouse remains. together with part of a curtain wall into which has been incorporated a much later house (Grade II listed).

The Castle is privately owned and not normally open to visitors.

Bywell Castle gave its name to a collier which ploughed into the SS Princess Alice on the River Thames in September 1878, sinking her within minutes. The number of lives lost in the disaster are unclear but estimates have ranged from 590 to 640.

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BYWELL CASTLE GATEHOUSE - List Entry
- "Castle gatehouse, early C15 for Ralph Neville, second Earl of Westmorland. Squared stone (with re-used Roman material). Rectangular tower-house/gatehouse, with principal apartments above central gate passage and flanking chambers ...

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