Langley Castle


Langley Castle is a medieval tower house, now a hotel, located north-east of the village of Langley and about a mile and a half south-west of Haydon Bridge, in Northumberland. It was built by Sir Thomas de Lucy in 1350. The castle was badly damaged in 1405 when it was attacked by the forces of Henry IV as part of a campaign against the Percy family of Northumberland. In 1882 the castle ruins were bought by Cadwallader Bates who along with his wife Josephine restored the building. It was used as a barracks in the Second World War, and later as a girls' school. It was purchased by Stuart Madnick in 1986 and converted into a hotel. Langley Castle is a Grade I listed building.

Langley Castle is a restored medieval tower house, now operated as a hotel, situated in the village of Langley in the valley of the River South Tyne some 3 miles (5km) south of Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England. It is a Grade I listed building.

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It was built in the middle of the 14th century by Sir Thomas de Lucy as a great H plan H-shaped tower of four storeys. Before this the site was the seat of the Barons of Tynedale in the 12th century, from whom descend the Tyndall family. It was attacked and severely damaged in 1405 by the forces of Henry IV in the campaign against the Percys and Archbishop Scrope. It remained as a ruin until it was bought and restored by a local historian, Cadwallader Bates, in 1882. Bates died in 1902 and his wife Josephine continued the restoration. After she died in 1932 the building remained empty until it was used as a barracks in the Second World War, following which it was used as a girls' school. In the Eighties It was bought by the Robb family. In 1986, it was bought by Dr Stuart Madnick, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an American university. Dr Madnick converted it into an award-winning luxury hotel, which is managed by Mr Anton Phillips.

Langley Castle is set in a woodland estate of 10 acres (40,000 m2). One of the more remarkable features of the building is the south-west tower, which is occupied by no fewer than 12 garderobes, four to each floor.

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LANGLEY CASTLE - List Entry
- "Castle, c.1350 restored by Cadwallader Bates c. 1900. Squared stone, roofs not visible. Large and impressive tower-house consisting of a rectangular 4-storeyed central block with square 5-storey angle towers ...

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