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Latitude: 55.2336 / 55°14'0"N
Longitude: -1.5398 / 1°32'23"W
OS Eastings: 429365
OS Northings: 593356
OS Grid: NZ293933
Mapcode National: GBR K7PX.FQ
Mapcode Global: WHC2F.BQ08
Entry Name: Cresswell Tower
Listing Date: 20 October 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1042148
English Heritage Legacy ID: 238155
Location: Cresswell, Northumberland, NE61
Civil Parish: Cresswell
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Cresswell and Lynemouth
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
CRESSWELL CRESSWELL VILLAGE
NZ 29 SE
8/12 Cresswell Tower
Towerhouse, probably C14; embattled parapet early C18. Squared stone with
dressings. Rectangular plan, 3 storeys. Segmental pointed doorways to ground
and 1st floors on north, the upper being the original entrance (traces of
machicolated projection above). Windows mostly rectangular chamfered loops,
except for ground floor vesica on east and larger C17 window, formerly with
mullion and transom, on 1st floor south. All openings to lower floors blocked
at time of survey. Corbelled-out turrets at eastern angles, smaller corbelled
projections at parapet level on south and west.
Interior: Ground floor has barrel vault. Newel stair at north-east corner.
Contemporary fireplaces, mural recesses and garderobe.
The medieval tower of the Cresswells; an adjacent 'mansion house' on the north
was built in the early C18 and demolished in the C19.
Listing NGR: NZ2936593356
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