Prudhoe Castle

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1095
Robert D'Umfraville given permission to build a wooden motte and bailey castle
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11th Century
Original wooden castle replaced with stone
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12th Century
Scottish raids result in improvements to the defences
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13th and 14 Century
Anglo-Scottish war meant the castle had further defensive improvements. It held Scottish prisoners and was the only castle in Northumberland to not be taken by the Scottish. Castle was given to the Percy family.
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1330's
Significant modernisation. Became more administrative for collecting fees and as a manorial court.
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15th Century
Percy family turn the castle into an aristocratic residence.
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16th Century
Henry VIII goes to war with France and focuses his defences on the coast which declines Prudhoe’s defensive role. Percy’s lose castle by rebelling against the crown but it is eventually given back to them.
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17th Century
Percy’s move their administrative base to Alnwick. James IV of Scotland becomes king and a period of peace begins. Castle rented out to various farmers.
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18th Century
Castle is now ruinous and wealthy families now see castles as romantic settings.
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19th Century
Ruinous buildings cleared by Hugh Percy and a residence for William Laws is built and rented to him.
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20th Century
Fallen into disrepair but is cleared of overgrowth and repaired by 1912.
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1930's-50's
Parts of the castle are converted into flats with various tenants.
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1966
Castle taken over by the Ministry of Works (now English Heritage).
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1970's
Excavations of medieval ruins both within and around the castle.
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2005
Exhibition in the house opens.
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Card 2

Front

Original wooden castle replaced with stone

Back

11th Century

Card 3

Front

Scottish raids result in improvements to the defences

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Anglo-Scottish war meant the castle had further defensive improvements. It held Scottish prisoners and was the only castle in Northumberland to not be taken by the Scottish. Castle was given to the Percy family.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Significant modernisation. Became more administrative for collecting fees and as a manorial court.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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