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Ludworth Tower, Shadforth

Description: Ludworth Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 110032

OS Grid Reference: NZ3558341289
OS Grid Coordinates: 435583, 541289
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7653, -1.4485

Location: Shadforth, Durham DH6 1NQ

Locality: Shadforth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH6 1NQ

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Listing Text

NZ 34 SE
8/41 Ludworth Tower
28/2/52 (Formerly listed
as Ludworth Tower
remains at
Tower Farm)

Ruins of tower house. Early C15. (1422 licence to crenellate to Thomas
Holden). Thin courses of ochre-coloured limestone, and some magnesian
limestone, with sandstone quoins. West elevation: 2 fragments of only
surviving wall, to height of 3 storeys with central gap, have 2 roughly-
rectangular first-floor window openings, and one on second floor, with
dressings removed. East elevation shows rough stone voussoirs over deeply-
splayed jambs of these openings; fragments of first-floor fire hood at side
of gap, with apparent nook shaft. Fragment of stone spiral stair at north.
Remains of barrel-vaulted ground-floor chamber.
Fragments formerly identified to south of road now covered over or dispersed.
Source W. Hutchinson, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine
of Durham, 1785, 3 vols; II 586.

Listing NGR: NZ3558341289

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Source: English Heritage

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