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Latitude: 55.3493 / 55°20'57"N
Longitude: -1.6102 / 1°36'36"W
OS Eastings: 424819
OS Northings: 606208
OS Grid: NU248062
Mapcode National: GBR K66L.67
Mapcode Global: WHC1T.7TJ1
Entry Name: Bridge Head Tower
Listing Date: 31 December 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1154927
English Heritage Legacy ID: 237138
Location: Warkworth, Northumberland, NE65
Civil Parish: Warkworth
Built-Up Area: Warkworth
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Warkworth St Lawrence
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NU 2406 ARKWORTH BRIDGE STREET
21/247 Bridge-head tower
Gate tower at south end of bridge, late C14 with some C19 restoration and
patching. Large squared stone, with cut dressings. Rectangular plan 8.3 x
5.5 metres externally.
North (external) elevation shows double-chamfered 4-centred archway with slit
window to right; upper floor ruinous but chamfered left jamb of window remains.
Returns each show square-headed chamfered loop to upper floor, with stone
spout below that on east. South elevation shows plain arch and loop to left;
remains of two windows on upper floor.
Interior: Gate passage has rough 4-centred vault. At inner end of passage a
2-panel door in chamfered round arch to newel stair on east; and studded
vertical-panelled door in similar arch to guard chamber on west. Guard
chamber has similar vault and stone bench at north end. Upper chamber (not
seen) said to have fireplace and 3 roof corbels.
Historical notes: Rare example of a fortified gateway on a bridge. The guard
chamber was used as the village lock-up in the C18.
Listing NGR: NU2481706208
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