Bywell Castle

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For the ship, see Bywell Castle (ship).

Coordinates: 54°57′04″N 1°55′30″W / 54.951°N 1.925°W / 54.951; -1.925

Bywell Castle
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Bywell Castle is located in Northumberland
Bywell Castle
Bywell Castle
 Bywell Castle shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NZ049618
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Bywell Castle is situated in the village of Bywell overlooking the River Tyne, four miles east of Corbridge, Northumberland, England (grid reference NZ049615). It is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument[1]

It was built in 1430 by the Neville family (see Earl of Westmorland) but was never completed. The impressive three storey gatehouse remains.[2] together with part of a curtain wall into which has been incorporated a much later house (Grade II listed).[3]

The Castle is privately owned and not normally open to visitors.

Bywell Castle gave its name to a collier which ploughed into the SS Princess Alice on the River Thames in September 1878, sinking her within minutes. Nearly 700 lives were lost in that disaster.


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