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West Bitchfield


 

Bitchfield Tower or West Bitchfield Tower is a 15th-century medieval pele tower near Belsay, Northumberland, England. It is a Grade I listed building.

The three storied battlemented tower was built in the 15th century by the Middleton family who sold it to the Harbottles in 1502. Marjorie Harbottle the heiress to the Harbottle estate, married Sir John Fenwick of Fenwick Tower and in 1529 they conveyed the property to their second son Roger Fenwick. In 1622 Robert Fenwick built a new manor house adjoining the tower: a datestone inscribed 'RF 1622 JF' is incorporated into the building

The Fenwicks sold the estate in 1630 to Edward Grey, from whom it was sequestered in 1646. In 1680 it was acquired by Sir James Clavering and in 1802 the Claverings sold to Sir Charles Monck

It was in a state of ruin by 1930 but has since been restored

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Northumberland Pele Tower Bitchfield Township, 1848 Historic Buildings and Monuments in Belsay Civil Parish
Bitchfield Township, 1848
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Bitchfield Township, 1848
- BITCHFIELD, a township, in the parish of Stamfordham, union of Castle ward, N.E. division of Tindale ward, S. division of Northumberland, 13 miles (N.W.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne; containing 36 inhabitants. The ...
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WEST BITCHFIELD - List Entry
- "House. C14 tower with additions of C16 and C17. Extensively restored and east wing added 1935 by Caroë and Lord Gort. Dressed stone and ashlar with Welsh slate roof. 3-storey ...

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- "....Bitchfield, also known as Bichfield, West Bitchfield, or Beechfield, is a few miles north-east of Fenwick. In the 15th century, a pele tower was built by the Middleton family, who ...

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List grade: 1
List number: 1303894
Wikipedia: Bitchfield Tower
Keys to the Past HER: N10235
Post code: NE20 0JP
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NZ0907877061

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