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Weetwood Hall

Hob Uid: 5623
Location :
Northumberland
Chatton
Grid Ref : NU0166029730
Summary : House, of mid 18th to early 19th century date, with a medieval core. The two storey house is built of ashlar with a slate roof. A small tower was recorded at Weetwood in 1541.
More information : (NU 01662973) In 1541 there was a small tower at Weetwood in good repair. It is mentioned in 1587, and is now part of Weetwood Hall. (1-3)

Weetwood Hall, incorporating remains of a tower house or pele, stands upon a gentle SE slope, overlooking the River Till, 300m to the SE, and overlooked by high ground to the NW. The modern building, about mid 18th century, is built of well shaped, sandstone blocks, coursed, bonded and cemented and consists of a centre section, oblong, flanked by two gabled extensions of the same width. The centre part of the building is flat-roofed on the W side, but gabled longwise on the E face. The tower was incorporated into the modern building, except probably on the E side, where in the centre of the facade are two buttresses, in appearance of considerable age, reaching in three stages to the eaves, and built of coarsely shaped sandstone stones, with no bonding or coursing. Most of this side of the building has been covered with pebble dash and then whitewashed, so the structure of the stone work is obscured, but the presence of the buttresses suggest this section of the wall to be a part of the old tower. Mr Curry, owner, indicated to the Investigator, within the tower, the thickness (approx 1.5,m) of two of the interior walls which are now E-W party walls and which are approximately on line with the exterior sides of the buttresses, on the E face. There is no other visible evidence of the remains of the tower, and Mr Curry has no further information to offer. (4)

Weetwood Hall and its gardens appear on two sets of vertical aerial photographs, taken in 1947 and 1972. (5-6)

Additional bibliographic reference. (7)

Weetwood Hall alledgedly occupies the site of a deserted Medieval village. (8)

House, of mid 18th to early 19th century date, with a medieval core, possibly a former pele tower or tower house. The two storey house is built of ashlar with a slate roof. Listed Grade II. (9)

Listed by Cathcart King. (10)

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Source Number : 1
Source : A history of Northumberland, volume fourteen : the parishes of Alnham, Chatton, Chillingham, Eglingham, Ilderton, Ingram and Whittingham, the chapelries of Lowick and Doddington
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Page(s) : 250
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Vol(s) : vol.14
Source Number : 2
Source : Archaeologia Aeliana : or miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity
Source details : CJ Bates
Page(s) : 39
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Vol(s) : 14, 1891
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History of Northumberland Part III 1828 192 (J Hodgson)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 07-DEC-55
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/72/386: 003-4 & 111-2 10-SEP-1972
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Source Number : 6
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/2074: 4102-4 17-MAY-1947
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Source Number : 7
Source : Bastions and Belligerents: Medieval Strongholds in Northumberland
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Source Number : 8
Source : Archaeology in the north : gazetteer
Source details : Clack P.A.G. & Gosling P.F. 1975, 'Archaeology in the North: Gazetteer', NU02NW No.42
Page(s) : 90
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Source Number : 9
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Berwick upon Tweed, 25-JAN-1985
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Source Number : 10
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 : Recorded in 1541
Monument End Date : 1541
Monument Start Date : 1541
Monument Type : Pele Tower, Tower House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1800
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : House, Tower House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Mid C18/early C19
Monument End Date : 1832
Monument Start Date : 1733
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 237503
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NU 02 NW 21
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NU 02 NW 21
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1955-12-07
End Date : 1955-12-07
Associated Activities : Primary, WEETWOOD HALL
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT WEETWOOD HALL
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2011-12-31