NZ0878 : Belsay Park
taken 10 years ago, near to Belsay, Northumberland, England
Belsay Castle is a 14th-century medieval castle. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I listed building. (Link Images of England)
The main structure, a substantial story rectangular pele tower with rounded turrets and battlements was constructed about 1370, and was the home of the Middleton family. In 1614 Thomas Middleton built a new manor house attached to the tower. A west wing was added in 1711 but was later largely demolished in 1872 by Sir Arthur Middleton when the remainder of the house was considerably altered.
The castle was abandoned as a residence by the family in the early 19th century when Sir Charles Monck built Belsay Hall (Link Images of England) close by. The interiors were largely removed and it was then used as a ready-made folly, as was fashionable among the aristocracy at the time, serving as setting for garden parties and other entertainments.
Belsay Hall, Castle and gardens are administered by English Heritage and are open to the public.
Link Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Official English heritage web site.
- Grid Square
- NZ0878, 262 images (more nearby 🔍)
- David Dixon (more nearby)
- Date Taken
- Monday, 1 July, 2013 (more nearby)
- Tuesday, 9 July, 2013
- Subject Location
OSGB36: NZ 0883 7828 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:5.9318N 1:51.7899W
- Camera Location
- OSGB36: NZ 0883 7834
- View Direction
- SOUTH (about 180 degrees)