Willimoteswick

Submitted by alkirtley on Fri, 11/22/2019 - 14:49

Willimoteswick Castle, a fortified manor house in a remote corner of West Northumberland, was the seat of Sir Edward Blackett, 2nd Bt., until his wife, Mary Norton, inherited her father’s manor of Langthorne in Yorkshire. The property remained in the ownership of the Blacketts until the 20th century, and is a working farm. Bishop Ridley, who was burned at the stake by Queen “bloody” Mary in 1555, along with his friend Thomas Latimer, was born there.