Longtown – Brackenhill Tower

  • Description

    "Brackenhill Tower is a fortified Border tower house, that was built in 1584 for the Graham family. It replaced an earlier tower which may have dated to the 13th century or earlier. It is constructed from large blocks of red sandstone rubble. The Tower is of national significance both architecturally and historically, in that the buildings have remained largely unaltered for 300 years, from the erection of the defensive power at the height of the Reiving activity in 1586, to the building of the hunting lodge in the 1800’s....."
  • Owner

    Visit Cumbria
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Link: https://www.visitcumbria.com/car/brackenhill-tower/
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 3 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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