Featherstone Castle, Northumberland
Hall Bank, 3 miles SW of Haltwhistle
Minor roads off A69
Much of this mansion in parkland by the South Tyne was built in the early 19th century, but there is a 14th century L-plan rower at the southwest corner and the west range has a 13th century doorway to the court yard.
~ History ~
1212 ~ Helias de Fatherstonehaugh is recorded as residing at the manor of Featherstone, within the barony of Langley, under Scottish rule.
1330's ~ Thomas Featherstonehaugh, guardian of Hexham, Wark and the barony of Tindalle, builds a tower house protected by a moat.
1541 ~ A survey records the tower is held by Alexander Featherstonehaugh and is in a good state of repair.
1651 ~ Royalist Sir Timothy Featherstonehaugh is captured at Bolton following defeat at the Battle of Worcester and later executed. Featherstone is confiscated by Parliament and later sold.
1711 ~ The Featherstonehaugh family repurchase the castle.
1779 ~ The family sell the castle and estate to James Wallace, attorney Genera.