NZ0878 : Old Central Cross - moved to Belsay Castle grounds

taken 7 years ago, near to Belsay, Northumberland, England

Old Central Cross - moved to Belsay Castle grounds
Old Central Cross - moved to Belsay Castle grounds
Belsay Cross, old shaft and base, by the estate road, in parish of Belsay (Castle Morpeth District), 250m East of Belsay Castle, on private land. I visited during an English Heritage event.

Grade II listed.
List Entry Number: 1042841 LinkExternal link


Milestone Society National ID: NBCM_BEL
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Belsay Castle is a 14th-century medieval castle. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I listed building. (LinkExternal 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 (LinkExternal 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.
LinkExternal link Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Official English heritage web site.
LinkExternal link Wikipedia

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Milestoneid: NBCM BEL Primary Subject: Cross
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 15 January, 2022
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 08671 78552 [1m precision]
WGS84: 55:6.0787N 1:51.9389W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 08671 78552
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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