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Whittingham Tower and Attached Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whittingham, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.4009 / 55°24'3"N

Longitude: -1.8922 / 1°53'31"W

OS Eastings: 406924

OS Northings: 611884

OS Grid: NU069118

Mapcode National: GBR H57Z.4R

Mapcode Global: WHB0B.XH3Z

Plus Code: 9C7WC425+84

Entry Name: Whittingham Tower and Attached Cottage

Listing Date: 21 October 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371450

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236208

Location: Whittingham, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Whittingham

Built-Up Area: Whittingham

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Whittingham and Edlingham with Bolton Chapel

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

Find accommodation in


NU 0611-0711 (North side, off)
Whittingham Village
25/123 Whittingham Tower
21.10.53 and attached cottage


Towerhouse, which became ruinous and was converted into almshouses. Late C13 or
early C14,, remodelled 1845 by Countess Ravensworth; cottage C18 or early C19.

Squared medieval masonry below, apparently of 2 periods with more massive earlier
work in the lower courses and possibly C16 masonry above. Ashlar in C19 sections.

On south, west and north sides medieval masonry reaches to 2nd floor sill level,
on east side to 1st floor window only.

3 storeys. Square.

Ground floor doorway on south side has medieval jambs and C17 round-headed top
with continuous chamfer.

On east side, 4 steps with iron railings up to Tudor-headed door of 1845 with
inscription over.
By the munificense of Piety of
This ancient Tower which was formerly
Used by the village as a place of refuge
In time of rapine and insecurity
Was repaired and otherwise embellished
For the use and benefit of the deserving Poor.
AD 1845

Windows, all of 1845, are 1- and 2-light diamond-paned casements in chamfered
surrounds. '

C19 battlemented parapet, projecting on close-set rounded corbels. Higher
turret in north-east corner.

Interior has walls 8% ft, thick. Tunnel-vaulted ground floor.

Attached, altered cottage with stone-slate roof on west side. Birthplace, in
1745, of Henry Ogle, inventor of the threshing machine.

Northumberland County History: Vol. XIV.

Listing NGR: NU0692411884

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