Fowberry Castle Hill, Chatton

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameFowberry Castle Hill, Chatton
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishChatton

About a quarter of a mile South-east of the hall is a mound known as castle hill and thought to be the remains of a Motte and Bailey castle. (Long 1967)

Gatehouse Comments

Position isolated from modern settlement (but site of DMV) but does overlook river crossing. Clearly a mound or hillock on low resolution aerial photo but no sign of ditches. Not recorded in PastScape or in the online SMR. Probably natural but in parkland and may be a park feature. Part over-layed by ridge and furrow. In view of lack of other authorities must by doubtful.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNU036290
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  • Salter, Mike, 1997, The Castles and Tower Houses of Northumberland (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 57
  • Graham, Frank, 1976, The Castles of Northumberland (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Frank Graham) p. 175
  • Long, B., 1967, Castles of Northumberland (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) p. 109
  • Dodds, Madeleine Hope (ed), 1935, Northumberland County History (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Vol. 14 p. 218