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Hylton Castle
NZ 358-588 County Durham England

Hylton CastleHylton Castle was originally an 11th century fortified manor house, founded by Henry Hilton. Between 1374 and 1420, Sir William Hilton founded the stone castle, when adding a four storey keep-gatehouse and a chapel. Adorning the façades of the keep, is a fine display of medieval heraldic shields, with the altered chapel of St Catherine, replacing earlier chapels, which date from 1157. In 18th century, Baron John Hylton and his son, integrated the keep, in their construction of an Italianate style mansion, redesigning the interior, inserted large windows and adding two crenellated wings. A century later, the wings were demolished and the interior and windows altered again, by William Briggs. 9 miles north is Tynemouth Castle and 11 miles south-west is Pockerley Old Hall.

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Hylton Castle is located in Sunderland, off Craigavon Road. 8 miles south-east of Newcastle upon Tyne, on the A184-A19.

The site is owned by English Heritage and is freely accessible in daylight hours, check website for details.

There is a car park.

Click here for castle pictures Hylton Castle Picture 1Hylton Castle Picture 2Hylton Castle Picture 3 and a castle map of the area Castle Map of the Area

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