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Structure Name: Coupland Castle

Country house built on to an earlier four storey tower house, measuring 47 by 29 feet, with a projecting south tower, 19th century battlements, and a gabled roof. The country house, of the 1820s, is of two storeys and three bays, with a battlement above the central bay.

Extant: Yes

Legal Status: Listed Building Grade I

Location: Coupland, NORTHUMBERLAND

Eastings: 393540m (view map)

Northings: 631150m (view map)

Position Accuracy: 50m

Positional Confidence: Absolute Certainty

Structure Types Identified: COUNTRY HOUSE, TOWER HOUSE

Historical Background
Built after 1584, and said to be a direct result of the Border Commission of that year, Coupland Castle is a classic late Scottish tower house, much altered, with a Tudor-style country house attached to the south in the early 19th century.


  • 1584 - 1600   Earliest possible date for construction of Coupland Castle. 1594 is given as a likely date.
  • 1619   1st floor fireplace in tower engraved GW 1619 MW for George and Mary Wallis.
        Entities Involved:
              Wallis, George:
              Wallis, Mary:
  • 18TH CENTURY AD   3 bay house built to southwest of tower.
  • 19TH CENTURY AD   12 pane sash windows and battlements added to tower.
  • 1820 - 1825   Addition of country house on south side of tower.


  • Images of England
  • Keys To The Past
  • Northumberland SMR
  • Pevsner, N., Richmond, I., Grundy, J., McCombie, G., Ryder, P. and Welfare, H. (2001) The Buildings of England: Northumberland. London, Penguin Books, p.243

The information displayed in this page has been derived from authoritative sources, including any referenced above. Although substantial efforts were made to verify this information, the SINE project cannot guarantee its correctness or completeness.


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Last Modified 26 March 2004
2002 SINE Project, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
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