Otterburn castle, as it was originally known, was founded by a cousin of william the conqueror in 1086 as a bastion to repel the scots. Otterburn castle was built by robert umfraville, a cousin of william i, circa1086. Otterburn castle has often been used as a hotel in its recent history. John took over the management of the farming business when he was 25 as father went off to be an hotelier at otterburn tower.
Otterburn castle north east england castles, forts and battles. Beautifully located cabins makes it a lovely stay, right by the quaint village of otterburn, and the picturesque lakeside nearby. According to the pease family, former owners of otterburn tower, the. The colour of the otterburn society being hoisted high over the ramparts of the otterburn tower. The history of the tower of london is the history of england and this is brought to life in this compelling volume.
Otterburn is a small village in northumberland, england, 31 miles 50 km northwest of newcastle upon tyne on the banks of the river rede, near the confluence of the otter burn, from which the village derives its name. Set in the picturesque village of otterburn, just on the edge of the northumberland national park, otterburn mill provides the perfect setting for a family day out and everyone is welcome. Yorkshire had the highest population of otterburn families in 1891. Otterburn tower was built on the site and using some of the stones from otterburn castle, a castle on the site founded by a cousin of william the conqueror in 1086 as a bastion to repel invasion from the north. It lies just south of the otterburn tower along the a696 road next to a bridge over the river rede.
In the churchyard is a tall celtic cross marking the grave of howard pease d. Pease lived at otterburn tower for over 20 years and wrote numerous books and articles about the rich history of northumberland. Once at the otterburn tower, recently renamed the otterburn castle, the society colour was raised and members proceeded to the green room for their annual conference. Holiday cottages to rent in otterburn self catering.
Otterburn castle was built by robert umfraville in the form an an earth and timber pele. Otterburn tower was a strong fortress, well adapted for sustaining the frequent attacks of the scottish borderers. For small corrections to the list entry please see our minor amendments procedure. They were built, mainly in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries as a defense against raids.
Otterburn castle country house hotel updated 2020 prices. It lies within the cheviot hills about 16 miles 26 km from the scottish border. Otterburn castle is located within the quiet village of otterburn, a vibrant community which has a general store and a pub. Elsdon, northumberland family history guide parishmouse. Otterburn tower is a grade ii listed building in otterburn, northumberland, england. This was about 98% of all the recorded otterburn s in the uk. Otterburn tourist information visit northumberland. The building was constructed in 1870 for lord james douglas, the land given to him as recompense for the death of lord james douglas, who fought at the battle of otterburn. The otterburn society lectern is used by the chairman to keep order during proceedings. Whether staying one night or longer in one of our 17 rooms, dining in our restaurant or just enjoying a drink in our bar with friends in front of one of our many log fires in winter, your sure to enjoy your stay at otterburn castle in northumberland.
Nearby otterburn hall and otterburn tower are also worth a visit. The township comprises about 8517 acres, of which 464 are arable, 180 woodland, and the remainder pasture. Apr 15, 2019 elsdon is an ancient parish in the county of northumberland. The shop itself is fascinating as it is housed in the original mill buildings, where you can still see the mill workings, alongside archive materials, tools. Such a decisive victory kept the two sides apart for some time. Bloody border conflict campaign book 164 and over 8 million other books. History of the battle of otterburn white, robert on. Otterburn tower is a gradeiilisted castellated, threestar country house hotel in otterburn, northumberland. It was owned by the waddell family for many years and is over 250 years old.
The village stand son the river reed, at the influx of a brook of its own name, near watlingstreet, 4. It is now a quiet and peaceful hotel, attracting visitors with the promise of spending a night in a castle. The most otterburn families were found in the uk in 1891. Also in the churchyard is the momument to sir charles and lady morrisonbell. He held land in tynedale and redesdale making otterburn an ideal location for his administrative centre not only was it on the main route to newcastle but was well connected to his other territories by the adjacent river rede. The tower was also the location of the headquarters of a. Restaurant at the otterburn tower restaurant at the otterburn tower 600 ft the otterburn tower hotel. Built by the cousin of william the conqueror and standing in acres of parkland in one of the wilder parts on northumberland, it has massive fireplaces with log fires and oak panelled dining rooms. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Woodsideward, woodside, troughendward, troughend, rochesterward, rochester, otterburn ward, otterburn, monkridgeward, monkridge, horsley near otterburn, horsley, and elsdon ward. Rome2rio is a doortodoor travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world.
Aug 19, 2017 see inside historic otterburn castle on sale at. Otterburn hall is an english country house and estate in otterburn, northumberland. This one by nigel jones is certainly the most comprehensive work i have read on the subject. One of the most notable medieval events in the parish was the battle of otterburn, fought in 88 between the scots and the english. We were greeted by rainy weather, and snow, but were quite content, staying warm inside or in the hot tub. Chevy chase rather mangles the history of the battle and may be confusing other conflicts at around the same time but it is still cited as one of the best of the. Our farming business started in 1969 with the tenancy of the riding farm bellingham and the marriage of john and elizabeth. Otterburn, a village, a township, and a chapelry in elsdon parish, northumberland. You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete. A threestory sculpture of 7,000 books written about the 16th.
An epic history of the tower of london by nigel jones. The otterburn family name was found in the usa, and the uk between 1880 and 1920. In 1891 there were 39 otterburn families living in yorkshire. Oak tree lodge oak tree lodge provides convenient lodging in otterburn. Otterburn tower is a grade ii listed castellated, three star country house hotel in otterburn. Froissarts account of the battle for percys cross which marks the battlefield otterburn tower northumbrian country house founded by a cousin of william the conqueror in 1086.
The dangers of living so close to the scottish border meant that some people built defensive buildings called tower houses, such as at otterburn tower hotel and greenchester. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building. The tower of london, founded by william the conqueror in 10667, is one of the worlds most famous fortresses, and one of britains most visited historic sites. Using all the contemporary sources, this book details the events that. I will place it upon the topmost tower of my castle that it may be seen from far. It is situated in 500 acres 200 ha of deer park and woodland in the northumberland national park, northeastern england. Otterburn castle country house hotel, restaurant and bar in otterburn, northumberland is a luxury accommodation venue this historical. A few months ago, a new general manager took over and, having heard good reports about the place, we decided to split a journey up to scotland. The village sits within the northumberland national park, right at the heart of the picturesque redesdale valley and close to the world heritage site of hadrian s wall. Battle of otterburn project gutenberg selfpublishing. Otterburn mill is a mill in otterburn, northumberland, northeast england. This was upgraded into a substantial tower in the late thirteenth century and successfully withstood an assault by scottish troops just prior to the battle of otterburn 88. Books all about the tower of london historic royal palaces.
Nearby otterburn hall was built in 1870 on land given to a lord douglas as recompense for. In 1076, in return for his services to his cousin, william the conqueror, robert dumphraville, was granted the liberty of redesdale, which includes otterburn, to hold and keep free from wolves and enemies for the king. Otterburn tower, otterburn 1156191 historic england. On the outskirts of the village youll find the site of the famous battle of otterburn in 88 when the english army suffered a bloody defeat by the scots led by the earl of douglas. Otterburn bridge, otterburn 12058 historic england. Situated in the heart of northumberland, it is steeped in history and, over the years, has built up a solid reputation as a country house hotel and restaurant. This 3star accommodation offers 24hour reception, a laundry room and room service for guests convenience. An epic history of the tower of london and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. Rome2rio makes travelling from edinburgh to otterburn tower easy.
It was in the spirit of this that the gentlemen of the otterburn society agreed that it would be appropriate for the society to possess a colour. The mill also has a great cafe and the local tourist information centre. Its name has also been rendered otiburne or otterburn castle and it is now the otterburn tower hotel. I enjoyed portions of this book especially the history of the tower menagerie and the chapter about great escapes from the tower, but too much of it was given over to a chronological march through british history giving detailed general descriptions about each king or queens reign but very little information actually directly related to the tower. The house is set in 32 acres of deer park and woodland, all in the northumberland national park. Otterburn is a small village with a big history and is well worth a visit.
Food towers over others evening chronicle newcastle. To stay in a cosy cottage in otterburn and area and to explore the gorgeous part of northumberland, see our cottages in otterburn. The battle of otterburn by ellen castelow shortly after the troubled 14th century truce had expired between the kingdoms of england and scotland, the scots decided to take advantage of the power struggle that existed between the english king richard ii and his barons, by mounting major crossborder raids. Of such renown was the battle of otterburn that several ballads were composed in its honour including the battle of otterburn and the ballad of chevy chase child ballads 161 and 162. Grade iilisted otterburn castle, which sits in 32 acres of grounds in northumberland, was not built until 440 years after the battle of otterburn. Otterburn synonyms, otterburn pronunciation, otterburn translation, english dictionary definition of otterburn. Otterburn mill sightseeing and leisure in otterburn visit. Oct 15, 20 i have accumulated several books on the tower,each one a great read. Otterburn tower, changed name to otterburn castle, now a hotel, was built in 1830 incorporating part of an eighteenthcentury house, which itself may have incorporated the thirteenthcentury tower house which originally stood on the site. The 3star otterburn castle country house hotel is located in the heart of otterburn. In northumberland national park close to kielder and. Troughend hall was a mansion built in the scots farmhouse style by. History of otterburn, in tynedale and northumberland map.
Edinburgh to otterburn tower one way to travel via train. The parish of otterburn is at the heart of redesdale, a northumbrian upland valley. Jun 17, 2018 restaurant at the otterburn tower, otterburn. Part of the hotel dates from the 14th century and the history and grandeur are. A tower of books to honor abe theres a new, towering tribute to the 16th president in the nations capitol. The building consists of a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our enriching the list project. Otterburn tower, once a fortress that held off a siege by the marauding scots before the battle of otterburn in 88, was built by the umfraville family.
Her voice in the narrative of her book, the story of the tower of london comes through as a toptier historical researcher who can spin a factual story with skill. The society colour was designed by the heraldic officer and presented for the first time at otterburn. Pre history there is ample evidence of prehistoric activity within the current otterburn township with the existence of earthworks to the north and west of the village, some shown on the ordnance survey map of the area and listed on the yorkshire dales national park sites and monuments records and others not. Chevy chase rather mangles the history of the battle and may be confusing other conflicts at. The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority. Tower of london books unique gifts for history lovers. Otterburn tower was built on the site and using some of the stones from the otterburn castle. He was appointed a naval cadet in august of 1858 v harry henry redesdale james was born the th of september, 1846, at otterburn, and was lost at sea on july 16 th, 1873. A modern edifice, called otterburn tower, occupies the site of the ancient castle, encloses some remains of it, and has in the porch three fine roman altars, brought from the roman station at rochester, 5 miles to the nw. Johns chapel in the white tower that is breathtaking in its capture of the deep silence and reverence inspired by worship. Otterburn definition of otterburn by the free dictionary. These products are all inspired by the world heritage site the tower of london.
Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as. Stunning otterburn castle, built on battleground where. Oak tree cottage oak tree cottage is a venue in otterburn that will provide you with complimentary parking and a garden. Listed buildings in otterburn, northumberland at british listed buildings. The percy arms, a former coaching inn, stands in the village centre.
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