Tyne and Wear HER(139): Benwell tower

  • Description

    "The earliest reference to a tower is in documents from 1538-39 where it is contained in a list of property lately belonging to the priors of Tynemouth. Both then and in the 1608 Survey of Crown Property it is described as the manor house. It has been suggested that "a gabled residence with projecting chimney stacks" was added to the south-west angle of the tower in the late medieval period, and that then, or earlier, the whole was enclosed by a courtyard. Antiquarian drawings show a plain oblong tower three storeys high..."
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/139
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years ago
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