The comprehensive gazetteer and bibliography of the medieval castles, fortifications and palaces of England, Wales, the Islands.
The listings
Other Info
Print Page 
Next Text 
Previous Text 

The Border Holds of Northumberland

Cadwallader John Bates

This is a fine book, much late C19 scholarship with much use of, and direct quotes from original manuscripts. This remains a essential resource for Northumberland fortifications. Copiously illustrated with b/w plates, diagrams and woodcuts; includes fold-out maps and plans. This is volume one and the work was unfinished by Bates; Even so it stands out as a work of historical scholarship unmatched for Northumberland, and rarely matched for other places and more modern authors.
Also published, in 1891, as the whole of Volume 14 of Archaelogia Aeliana (series 2) in identical form.
210 sites described or reference from historic documents.

Published by The Society of Antiquities Newcastle upon Tyne (1891; Newcastle upon Tyne)


Last updated on Friday, March 10, 2017