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Cresswell Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cresswell, Northumberland

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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

Plus Code: 9C7W6FM6+C3

Entry Name: Cresswell Tower

Listing Date: 20 October 1969

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238155

Location: Cresswell, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Cresswell

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Cresswell and Lynemouth

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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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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