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Coupland Castle


Coupland Castle is situated in the village of Coupland, to the north-west of Wooler, Northumberland, England. It is Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England.

This is a tower house rather than a castle, and was probably built at the end of the 16th century, sometime after 1590. The tower has three storeys, with an attic on top and a small projecting tower carried up the south wall. Between the two towers there is a small stoner jamb with the date 1594 inscribed on it

A date-stone over a fireplace in the tower engraved 'GW 1615 MW' is thought to represent George and Mary Wallis, owners at that date.

The castle has been added to over the years and was restored in the 19th century. In 1820 it was extended when a three-bayed two-storeyed house was built adjoining the tower.

The Bates family owned the estate in the 18th century. Elizabeth Bates, heiress to the estate, married Matthew Culley (born 1731), the noted agriculturist, in 1783. In 1869 the house was the residence of a later Matthew Culley, High Sheriff of Northumberland in that year. The Culleys sold the estate in 1923.

The present owner Robin Jell bought the property in 1979 and lives there with his second wife Fiona.

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- "Country house. C16, C17, C18 and 1820-25. Random rubble including massive porphyry blocks, partly roughcast. Ashlar dressings and Scottish slate roofs. Towerhouse, built after 1584, with irregular later additions. Towerhouse: …

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- "Although known as a castle, this is a tower house, probably built sometime after 1584. It has been added to over the years and was restored in C19. The tower …

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List grade: 1
List number: 1042343
Wikipedia: Coupland Castle
Keys to the Past HER: N2018
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NT9353431156


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