Chesters (Humshaugh)

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Chesters is a 17th-century country mansion situated adjacent to Hadrian's Wall and the Roman fort of Cilurnum at Humshaugh, Northumberland, England. It is a Grade II* listed building.

Stable block, across the road (B6318) from the house.

The house was built for John Errington of Walwick Grange[1] in about 1771 with three storeys and four bays but was much improved and extended by architect Norman Shaw in 1891. The 1891 work included five two-storeyed three-bay wings and a stable block (also Grade II* listed).

The estate was acquired by Nathaniel Clayton[1] (Town Clerk of Newcastle upon Tyne 1785-1822) in 1796. His son John Clayton who succeeded him as Town Clerk in 1822 was a keen antiquarian and excavated the ruins of the Roman fort Cilurnam adjacent to the house. He made a large collection of Roman artefacts, which is now displayed at Chesters Museum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Beauties of England and Wales; Delineations Topographical, Historical and Descriptive Vol XII Pt I Rev J Hodgson and FC Laird (1813) p135 Google Books

Coordinates: 55°01′37″N 2°08′42″W / 55.027°N 2.145°W / 55.027; -2.145