Basic Site Details

Name: Ford Castle
Town, district or village: Ford
City or county: Northumberland
Country: England
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Castle  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21801 Alterations and additionsAddition to the east side of the house - probably not executed.
Item 2 of 218611865 Extensive additions to mansion, and restoration of Flagpole Tower


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander GilkieArchitectB17911795The remodelling of the great gateway, lodges and towers have been attributed to him. However it is knonw that some of these were the work of the architect James Nesbit who died in 1781.
Item 2 of 3Alexander GilkieArchitectB1801 Date of estimate for a further addition to the east side of the castle, although this seems to have been laid aside and not built.
Item 3 of 3David BryceArchitect 18611865Extensive additions to mansion, and restoration of Flagpole Tower


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Delaval, LordClient for the Alexander Gilkie work.
Item 2 of 2Waterford, Marchioness of 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Hussey, Christopher1941Ford Castle11, 18, 25 JanuaryCountry Life 
Item 2 of 2Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  pp86-7

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 2Proc Soc Antiq Newcastle-upon-TyneBetween 1891 and 2v p63. Document printed in this volume gives information about Gilkike's work at Ford Castle but described by Colvin as 'confused'.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Northumberland Record OfficeMSS records (?)1 DE 18/1/30