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Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

In the civil parish of Humshaugh.
In the historic county of Northumberland.
Modern Authority of Northumberland.
1974 county of Northumberland.
Medieval County of Northumberland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY910700
Latitude 55.02584° Longitude -2.13961°

Walwick has been described as a Masonry Castle but is rejected as such.

There are uncertain remains.


Whilst making an itinerary of Hadrian's Wall through Northumberland in the 16th century, Camden says that there 'are to be seen remains of a considerable castle at Wallwick' (Camden (Gough edition of 1789)).
Supposed tower at Walwick (quoting Camden) (Hadcock 1939).
Walwick consists of Walwick Hall, a modern residence, a farm and outbuildings and a group of cottages situated on the south east slopes of a hill. No trace of a Castle or Tower could be found and local residents have no knowledge of one (F1 ASP 18-FEB-1956). (Northumberland HER)

King writes 'An alleged castle or possible tower house was seen at Walwick by Camden in the late C16. There were no traces of a castle when the site was visited in 1956 and local residents have no knowledge of one.' Rejected by King as a Roman Fort.
SMR report reads "All that is known about a tower at Walwick comes from a description by William Camden in C18 {sic}. He made an itinerary of Hadrian's Wall and described 'remains of a considerable castle at Wallwick'." In Britannia Camden writes 'Inde post Carraw et Walton est Walsicke, Gallanam Antonini aliqui esse volunt, in quibus omnibus veterum munitionum sunt manifesta vestigia.' (Then, beyond Carraw and Walton, standeth Walwick, which some conjecturally would have to be Gallana in Antonine, in all which places there be evident remains of old fortifications). Implying Camden consider this Roman. William Camden 1551-1623.
The 1715 survey reads "Walwick Grange ... in ye feild adjoyning where we Roman Wall crosses ye Tine are foun(dations) of a large castle"

This must surely be Chesters Roman Fort (Cilvrnvm) and can be entirely rejected as any sort of medieval fortification.
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