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Description: Norton Tower
Date Listed: 6 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 324823
OS Grid Reference: SD9759257033
OS Grid Coordinates: 397592, 457033
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0093, -2.0382
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SE 95 NE B6265
(east side, off)
6/69 Norton Tower
Remains of tower. Probably C16 for Richard Norton. Coursed gritstone. A
square structure, approximately 10 metres x 15 metres, the corners
standing approximately 3 metres high but the walls slighted. Original
entrance probably on the south side, remains of a fireplace and stone newel
stair on east side, no windows survive. The ruin stands among extensive
earthworks and is only one part of an important archaeological site which
includes rabbit warrens (pillow mounds) and probably prehistoric field
clearance cairns to the south. The building was a hunting lodge of the
Nortons of Rylstone and Norton Conyers and was slighted after the family's
involvement in the Rising of the North, 1569.
Listing NGR: SD9759257033
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Source: English Heritage
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