Ogle Castle & The Church of St Mary Magdalene, England

Our Tuesday tour was of Ogle Castle in Ogle Village in the Whalton Parrish, today a stone manor house standing where a castle once stood 900 years earlier. Located about 15 miles from Newcastle, England, today the regal manor house is a bed and breakfast. http://www.oglecastlebedandbreakfast.co.uk/

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According to the history on the Ogle Castle website, “In 1346 King David II of Scotland was taken prisoner at the Battle of Neville’s Cross and brought to Ogle, where he was held until taken to the Tower of London. The small window of the room in which he was imprisoned can be seen on the second floor of the house in what was formerly a tower.”

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A print hanging in the manor house shows what the original castle was thought to look.

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A bedroom in the Ogle Castle manor house – today guests can stay overnight at the B & B

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Eng, Ogle Castle end view

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The Ogle crest is inset in the carriage house

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Shawn and Jim posing with their Ogle coat of arms tattoos under the carriage house Ogle crest

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The Illinois? cousins

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Shawn and Starr peeking out the windowEng, Ogle Castle window, Shawn & Starr

Mark Ogles hanging out in the front yard

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Crazy cousins… there is never a dull moment with the Arizona cousins!

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Great Uncle George Ogles on right

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The owners of Ogle Castle opened their house for us to roam and provided a delightful tea as well.

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We had fun wandering in the gardens too.

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In the fields surrounding the Ogle Castle were sheep! I LOVE sheep so had to have our picture taken with them in it.

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The countryside in Northumberland is beautiful and the flowers were gorgeous!

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Our next stop after Ogle Castle was just up the road at The Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Several of the Ogle ancestors are buried and memorialized here.

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Eng, St Mary John Ogle memorial

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Eng, St. Mary chapel

Eng, St. Mary Henry Ogle memorial

Eng, St. Mary Lancelot Ogle tomb

Eng, St. Mary Ogle cornerstone

Eng, St. Mary Ogle memorial

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Eng. St. Mary church & cemetery

Learn more about the church and history of the village at:


These photos were a combination of Arizona cousin Jim Ogles and mine. That’s all for today…

Next up, more castles and battlefields, and Wally and I play hooky and go on a coastal village excursion.

Categories: Family History: OGLES, MANNING Manchester, Tennessee, Travel: ENGLAND | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “Ogle Castle & The Church of St Mary Magdalene, England

  1. Gloria Proctor

    Great photos

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