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Prior Castells Tower

Hob Uid: 1085348
Location :
Northumberland
North Sunderland
Grid Ref : NU2178035990
Summary : Tower house, built for Robert Castell, Prior of Durham between 1494-1519, but appearing to incorporate earlier work. Originally a 4-storey building, now 3-storeyed. Random rubble with chamfered plinth. Used as a fort between 1559 and 1637. Repaired in 1848 and 1927-8.
More information : Tower house, built for Robert Castell, Prior of Durham between 1494-1519, but appearing to incorporate earlier work. Originally a 4-storey building, now 3-storeyed. Random rubble with chamfered plinth. Used as a fort between 1559 and 1637. Repaired in 1848 and 1927-8. Scheduled and listed Grade I. (1-3)

Listed by King and Dodds. (4,5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage Schedule Entry 12-Nov-1996
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Source Number : 2
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest Berwick-Upon-Tweed 22-Dec-1969
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Source Number : 3
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Berwick upon Tweed, 26-AUG-1987
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Source Number : 4
Source : Bastions and Belligerents: Medieval Strongholds in Northumberland
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Page(s) : 135-6
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Source Number : 5
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Volume II : Norfolk-Yorkshire and the islands
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Possibly earlier than 1494
Monument End Date : 1494
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Monument Type : Tower House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Between 1494 and 1519
Monument End Date : 1519
Monument Start Date : 1494
Monument Type : Tower House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1559-1637
Monument End Date : 1637
Monument Start Date : 1559
Monument Type : Fort
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Restored in 1848
Monument End Date : 1848
Monument Start Date : 1848
Monument Type : Lighthouse
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Repaired 1927-1928
Monument End Date : 1928
Monument Start Date : 1927
Monument Type : Tower House
Evidence : Extant Building

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : ND 104
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24642
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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 410373
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NU 23 NW 77
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