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Cresswell Tower, Cresswell

Description: Cresswell Tower

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238155

OS Grid Reference: NZ2936593356
OS Grid Coordinates: 429365, 593356
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2335, -1.5398

Location: St Bartholomews Close, Cresswell, Northumberland NE61 5JT

Locality: Cresswell
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 5JT

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Cresswell Tower House, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

NZ 29 SE
8/12 Cresswell Tower

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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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