Walwick Grange, Warden
Has been described as a Certain Pele Tower
There are masonry ruins/remnants remains
|Name||Walwick Grange, Warden
|Alternative Names||Wallwick; Wallick
House, early C18 altered early C19, reputedly incorporating a medieval pele tower. Rubble with tooled stone dressings, entrance section and gable of main building towards garden ashlar-faced. Stone slate roofs.
Main building 'L' plan, 3 storeys with contemporary 2-storey left wing and early C19 gabled entrance section with porch in re-entrant angle.
River front 3 storeys, 5 windows, symmetrical. Small central door blocked and small window inserted, beneath a tall round-headed stair window in flat surround with moulded imposts and raised keystone, flanked at ground and 1st floor levels by 12-pane sashes in flat surrounds with raised keystones. 2nd floor has 5 12-pane sashes with tooled lintels. Roof has coped gables with kneelers carrying urn finials, stone gable stacks with conjoined shafts.
Garden front has 12- and 16-pane sashes, one renewed, porch door with 4-centred head, and a canted bay on the ground floor of the 2-storey C19 section. 2 ashlar ridge stacks on wing. Left gable of wing with blocked segmental-arched carriage entrance.
Interior. Elegant stair with curtail step, wreathed and moulded handrail and column-on-vase balusters. One ground floor room has bolection-moulded fireplace flanked by niches, panelled walls. Cellar with brick barrel vault. (Listed Building Report)
Walwick Grange stands on a rock, in a low and secluded situation, on the brink of the North Tyne. The ancient dwelling was built after the manner of the border towers: the additions to it in the modern style. It was the seat of Anthony Errington, Esq. in 1551; and of his lineal descendant, John, in the latter part of last century. The estate is leasehold, under the Northumberland family. (Hodgson and Laird 1813)
This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law
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|OS Map Grid Reference||NY907693