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Preston Tower

Hob Uid: 7294
Location :
Northumberland
Ellingham
Grid Ref : NU1836025420
Summary : Part of a pre-1415 tower house, restored in 1864. Originally a larger, hall-type tower house with four towers, only the south wall and two corner turrets survive.
More information : (NU 18362542) Tower (NR) (1)

Mentioned in a list of 1415, the tower was originally a long building with turrets at the four angles. All that now remains is the south front with the SE and SW turrets and portions of the side
walls running north from these. (2)

As described above. See photograph. (3)

Preston Tower (old), part of 14th century tower house; restored 1864. The remains include the south wall and 2 southern corner turrets of a higher hall-type tower house with 4 towers. The rear wall is of 1864. Grade II* (For full description see list). (4)

NU 183255. Preston Tower. Scheduled. (5)

NU 183 255. Preston Tower. Scheduled No ND/27. (6)

Preston Tower was built between 1392-9 by Robert Harbottle. (7,8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1926
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Source Number : 2
Source : Archaeologia Aeliana : or miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity
Source details : Arch Ael 2nd Ser 14 1891 12 16 195-8 illust. (C J Bates)
Page(s) : 12 16 195-8
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Vol(s) : 14
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHP 12-MAR-69
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Borough of Berwick upon Tweed, Northum, 26 Aug 1987, 92
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Source Number : 5
Source : County list of Scheduled Ancient Monuments : December 1987
Source details : Eng Heritage SAMs Northum 31.12.87 17
Page(s) : 17
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Source Number : 6
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
Source details : English Heritage SAM List Northumbs March 1994 20
Page(s) : 20
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Source Number : 7
Source : Bastions and Belligerents: Medieval Strongholds in Northumberland
Source details :
Page(s) : 129-30
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Source Number : 9
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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Page(s) : 340
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built between 1392-99
Monument End Date : 1399
Monument Start Date : 1392
Monument Type : Tower House
Evidence : Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Restored in 1864
Monument End Date : 1864
Monument Start Date : 1864
Monument Type : Tower House
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : ND 27
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 409582
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NU 12 NE 3
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NU 12 NE 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1969-03-12
End Date : 1969-03-12