Parson's Tower (Ford)

  • Description

    "The remains of Parson's Tower stand alone in a field south west of Ford Castle and north-west of the parish church. Only the basement survives with 2m thick walls. The date of the tower is not known, but it was mentioned in a document dating to 1541 as a `lytle tower which was the mansion of the parsonage'. By 1663 the parson's house was described as `totally demolished' and a new rectory was built later at the north-west corner of the churchyard. This in turn was pulled down around 1878. The entrance to the tower was originally in the centre of the east wall, through a lobby with both inner and outer doorways...."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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