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BYWELL CASTLE

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The gatehouse, curtain wall, barmkin and tower of an early 15th century castle, apparently uncompleted. The curtain wall and tower are incorporated into a 19th century house, the gatehouse is free standing. Construction on the castle began shortly after 1426, but the earliest reference to the castle is in 1464, when Henry VI fled there after the battle of Hexham. A survey of 1570 refers to the gate-tower, and to foundations as being never finished. A survey of 1608 refers to the castle as being in decay. Scheduled.

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