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List number: 1371439
Wikipedia: Elsdon Tower
Post code: NE19 1AA
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Elsdon Tower


"Elsdon Tower is a medieval towerhouse, now converted for residential use. It was recorded as a 'Vicar's Pele' in 1415 and thought to have been rebuilt in the 16th century. Extensions to the building were made in the early 19th century by Archdeacon Singleton and it was used as a rectory up to the 1960s. The tower walls are 8ft thick in places and the building retains a 16th century round-headed doorway.[1] Elsdon Tower is a Grade I listed building.

Elsdon Tower is a medieval tower house converted for use as a Rectory situated at Elsdon, Northumberland. It is a Grade I listed building.

The property was first recorded as a Vicars Pele, a pele tower in the occupation of the Rector of Elsdon in 1415.

The tower, originally of four storeys, was reduced in the 17th century to only three with a steeply sloping roof above a castellated parapet

In the early 19th century Archdeacon Singleton built an entrance porch and a two-storey, two-bayed house extension.

The house was in use as the Rectory until 1960. It was fully renovated and restored in the 1990s.

There is nearby a medieval Motte and Bailey castle, which was built by Robert de Umfraville and is known as Elsdon Castle.

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- "Towerhouse. Recorded as a 'Vicar's Pele' in 1415 but probably rebuilt C16. Lower additions to west and north early C19 by Archdeacon Singleton; the windows remodelled c.1840. South ...

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