Beaufront Castle

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Beaufront Castle
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Beaufront Castle is located in Northumberland
Beaufront Castle
Beaufront Castle
Beaufront Castle shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NY963659
Coordinates 54°59′17″N 2°03′29″W / 54.988°N 2.058°W / 54.988; -2.058Coordinates: 54°59′17″N 2°03′29″W / 54.988°N 2.058°W / 54.988; -2.058
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Beaufront Castle is a privately owned 19th-century country house near Hexham, Northumberland, England. It is a Grade I listed building.[1][2]

A pele tower was recorded at Beaufront in 1415.[3] Dorothy Carnaby, heiress to the estate in the 16th century, married Gilbert Errington,[4] and the Erringtons built a new house in the 17th century.

The property was acquired by the Cuthbert family in the early 19th century and the present imposing castellated Gothic revival style mansion was built, incorporating parts of the 17th-century house, between 1836 and 1841[1] to the design of architect John Dobson.[2] William Cuthbert was High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1860.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Keys to The Past
  2. ^ a b English Heritage: architectural description of Beaufront Castle
  3. ^ Gatehouse Gazetteer
  4. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland Pt I (1862) p433 Google Books