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10 May 2018Coupland Castle Northumberland
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Coupland Castle Northumberland
Thursday 10 May 2018

This is a splendid tower house, probably built sometime after 1584 by the Wallis family following a border commission recommendation that there be built a chain of forts to protect the frontier. It has been added to over the years and was restored in C19 by Thomas Bates. The Castle, a Grade 1 listed building sits in 25 acres of garden, arboretum, woodland and paddocks.

The Tower is furnished in period style and enhanced by a large collection of very interesting paintings. These are mainly the work of the present owner’s mother Pauline Konody who painted in watercolours, and her maternal grandmother Isabel Codrington RA who painted in oils. They both exhibited widely during the 1920’s and 1930’s. 

We shall be going by coach and you can join us at the Central Library, John Dobson Street, Newcastle at 10.30 to leave at 10.45am or at Kenton Road, near the Montagu Avenue Junction, Gosforth at 10.45 to leave at 11.00am.

We shall be stopping at Heatherslaw Mill where lunch can be bought. If you wish to visit the Mill it will cost £3.00 payable on the day.

At Coupland we shall have a tour of the castle with the owner and there will be time to enjoy the gardens.

We plan to leave Coupland at about 4.30pm to return to Newcastle for about 6.00pm.

If you are interest please click here for an application form.