Halton Castle, Northumberland

Halton Castle is a pele tower and grade I listed building situated close to Hadrian's Wall to the north of the village of Corbridge in Northumberland, England.

Halton Castle
Northumberland, England, UK
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Halton Castle is located in Northumberland
Halton Castle
Halton Castle
Location in Northumberland
Coordinates55°00′18″N 2°00′22″W / 55.005°N 2.006°W / 55.005; -2.006Coordinates: 55°00′18″N 2°00′22″W / 55.005°N 2.006°W / 55.005; -2.006
Grid referenceNY997678

The tower was first recorded in 1382 and it is still present today. It has four storeys and a basement with a stone vault. In the 15th century a manor house was built onto the north side of the tower giving it a T-shaped plan. In about 1696 much of this building was demolished by the then owner John Douglas and replaced with the present five-bay residence.

In 1757 Anne Douglas the heiress of Halton married Sir Edward Blackett and the castle remains a residence of the Blackett family.[1]


  • Images of Halton Castle at "North of the Tyne"
  • Halton Castle at "Keys to the Past" (Northumberland County Council)
  • Fry, Plantagenet Somerset, The David & Charles Book of Castles, David & Charles, 1980. ISBN 0-7153-7976-3