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Overgrass Tower and Adjacent Ruins

A Grade II Listed Building in Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.3239 / 55°19'25"N

Longitude: -1.7738 / 1°46'25"W

OS Eastings: 414448

OS Northings: 603335

OS Grid: NU144033

Mapcode National: GBR J61W.RC

Mapcode Global: WHC1X.QGJ0

Entry Name: Overgrass Tower and Adjacent Ruins

Listing Date: 31 December 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155525

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236872

Location: Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland, Northumberland, NE65

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Felton St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NU 10 SW

Overgrass Tower
and adjacent ruins


Ruins of towerhouse, late C14 or C15, and adjacent building probably C18.
Tower massive squared stone, adjacent building smaller squared stone.
Rectangular plan 7.15 x 4.7 metres internally with walls 1.8 metres thick and
slight projection for stair alongside entrance at east end of south wall.
Walls stand to about 1st floor level except at south-east corner; the side
walls preserve most of their facing and chamfered set back 2 metres up.
South wall shows west jambs of inner and outer doorways; east wall shows
central loop; west wall shows central loop and garderobe shaft. Interior:
slightly-pointed tunnel vault almost complete, with mural cupboards on south
(bricked up) and east.
Smaller rectangular building adjoins west part of north wall; walls mostly
stand to 3 metres high but without architectural features other than a small
loop and a segment-headed oven recess, formerly at rear of a hearth with
fire hood, on the north.

Listing NGR: NU1444803335

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