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Monument Number 8028

Hob Uid: 8028
Location :
Northumberland
Togston
Grid Ref : NU2516002630
Summary : Possible site of a pele tower or bastle, which may have stood north west of Togston Hall and was demolished circa 1820. No trace of such a structure survives in the vicinity of the Hall.
More information : No mention of any Tower at Togston is made in the list of fortalices of 1415, but there seems to have been a stronghold here. It stood on a site a little to the NW of Mr. Lawson-Smith's house until c.1820 when it was taken down by Mr. T.G. Smith. (1). Tower. (1-2)

Togston Hall (NU 25160263) was once the residence of Mr Lawson-Smith. I have never heard of a tower in the vicinity of the house. (3)

(Area centred NU 25100274). The area NW of Togston Hall was perambulated but no trace of a tower were to be seen.

The highest ground in the vicinity is that on which Togston Farm (NU 25100274) stands, which agrees with the topographical description in T1.

The pasture field to the north of Togston Hall is very hummocky, but this is due to mining subsidence. (4)

Togston Hall started as a tower with thick walls and slit windows.: a datestone of 1546 marking either the construction or alteration dates.A stair wing was added in 1685. William Smith bought it in 1812, but finding the place too uncomfortable , built a new hall in 1820. The tower was retained as an outbuilding, but there is little to see of or the contemporary bake and brew houses now. Listed by Cathcart King and Dodds. (5,6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : A history of Northumberland, volume five : the parish of Warkworth, the parish of Shilbottle, the chapelry [...] of Brianshaugh
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Source Number : 1a
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Info of Mr M.H.Dand March 6th 1898
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Source : Archaeologia Aeliana : or miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity
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Page(s) : 148-218
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Vol(s) : 16, 1939
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 EG 24-FEB-54
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Source Number : 3b
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Oral Mrs Moffat (24.2.54) Housewife, TOGSTON HALL, TOGSTON
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 EG 24-FEB-54
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Source Number : 5
Source : Bastions and Belligerents: Medieval Strongholds in Northumberland
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Source Number : 6
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 : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1546-1820
Monument End Date : 1820
Monument Start Date : 1546
Monument Type : Pele Tower, Bastle, Bakehouse, Brewhouse
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Demolished c1820
Monument End Date : 1830
Monument Start Date : 1810
Monument Type : Pele Tower, Bastle
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NU 20 SE 12
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NU 20 SE 12
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1954-02-24
End Date : 1954-02-24