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Lady OGLE, designed in Waterloo (Brussels), 1856.
The Ogle Baronetcy, of Worthy, was a title in the
Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 12 March 1816 for
Admiral Chaloner Ogle, of Kings Worthy, Hampshire. The Ogles were a
prominent Northumberland family from before the time of the
Norman Conquest. They settled at
In the 14th and 15th centuries the family included seven
medieval Barons (see Baron Ogle).
On the death of the 7th ans last Baron Ogle in 1597, and without a male heir
their estates, including the village of Ogle and
Bothal Castle fell by marriage to the Cavendish family ( later
Dukes of Portland).
crenellate means to build walls or towers or both with semi protected firing
positions, a toothy example is at left.
In mediaeval England a license to crenellate was required before a property was fortified. Although little of the original castle
is still evident, it retains many features that hint at its ancient past. The dwelling which stood on the site over 900 years ago was thought to be a
well fortified peel tower of the type common in Northumberland. Sir Robert de Ogle was given permission to crenellate the manor house in
1341 by Edward III, since then it has been known as Ogle Castle.
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.
Ogle Baronets, of Worthy (1812)
Around 1640 it is thought that Scottish troops were quartered in the castle at which time a great deal of damage occurred. The present house
is most likely the south-west portion of the old castle. The castle was once surrounded by a double moat, the remains of which can be found in the small
woodland to the west of the building.
By 1900 the buildings were in a bad state of repair and were used for farm purposes for about 20 years. In recent times a certain degree of
modernization has been carried out, but as far as possible every Endeavour has been made to preserve the original atmosphere, the building being now
scheduled as an ancient monument.
Ogle Castle today is a
Scheduled Ancient Monument and a
Grade I listed building. It was turned into a
bed-and-breakfast by its current owner. You can view that at
Junior branches of the family (see
family) owned estates at Worthy Park House,
Eglingham Hall and
Kirkley Hall, to which latter branch the Admiral belonged.
Other notable Ogles
Sir Chaloner Ogle, 1st Baronet (d. 1816)
Sir Charles Ogle, 2nd Baronet (1775–1855)
Sir Chaloner Ogle, 3rd Baronet (1803–1859)
Sir Chaloner Roe Majendie Ogle, 4th Baronet (1843–1861)
Sir William Ogle, 5th Baronet (1823–1885)
Sir Edmund Ogle, 6th Baronet (1816–1887)
Sir Henry Asgill Ogle, 7th Baronet (1850–1921)
Sir Edmund Asgill Ogle, 8th Baronet (1857–1940