Horsley Tower


The fortified towerhouse in Longhorsely was built by the Horsley family in the 16th century at a time when there were frequent boarder raids and hostilities with Scotland. The tower passed to the Widdrington family c1685 and a north wing was added during the mid 17th century. In c1763 the tower went into the possesion of the Riddell familiy who converted the top floor into a Roman Catholic chapel, which remained in use until the Catholic Church of St.Thomas of Canterbury was built in the village in 1841.[1] The tower is a private residence and is a Grade 2* Listed building.

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Horsley Tower

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HORSLEY TOWER AND ADJACENT OUTBUILDING
- "LONGHORSLEY LONGHORSLEY NZ 19 SW 5/86 Horsley Tower and adjacent outbuilding II* GV Towerhouse, probably early C16; north wing mid-C17, some restoration c.1930. Coursed squared stone with dressings ...

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Horsley Tower, Longhorsley

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Horsley Tower

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