Place:Aydon Castle, Northumberland, England

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NameAydon Castle
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.9904°N 2°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoCorbridge, Northumberland, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient division in which it was located
Corbridge, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
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Aydon Castle, previously sometimes called Aydon Hall, is a fortified manor house at Aydon near to the town of Corbridge, Northumberland, England. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Aydon Castle from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"AYDON-CASTLE, a township in Corbridge parish, Northumberland; 1½ mile N of Corbridge. Acres: 393. Population: 30. Houses: 5. A fortified house of the Aydon family was built here, in the time of Edward I., on the side of a ravine; and still stands well in a state of ruin. It has the form of the letter H, with a tower at the end of each of the four wings. The walls are very thick; and one of the towers is upwards of 60 feet high."

Aydon Castle was a township in the ancient parish of Corbridge. In 1866 it became a separate civil parish. In 1955 it was abolished as a civil parish and its area was absorbed back into the parish of Corbridge.

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