Bellister Castle near Haltwhistle (Featherstone)

  • Description

    "Bellister Castle has a long and interesting history. The mound on which the building stands might be the remains of the first castle or motte and may date to the 11th or 12th century. The ruined building that now stands on the mound is a 13th or 14th century hall house with a later tower added to one end. In the 16th century it was described as a bastle and further alterations and building followed in the 17th and 18th centuries. A sketch of the castle in the early 19th century shows the ruins were more extensive than they are today. In the 19th century, part of the castle was rebuilt by John Dobson and more changes were made following a fire in 1901....."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 9 months ago
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