Bywell Castle shown within Northumberland
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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
It was built in 1430 by the Neville family (see Earl of Westmorland) but was never completed. The impressive three storey gatehouse remains. together with part of a curtain wall into which has been incorporated a much later house (Grade II listed).
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. The number of lives lost in the disaster are unclear but estimates have ranged from 590 to 640.
- Images of Bywell Castle & short history
- Bywell Castle
- Fry, Plantagenet Somerset, The David & Charles Book of Castles, David & Charles, 1980. ISBN 0-7153-7976-3
- Map sources for Bywell Castle
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