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Preston Tower (Old)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ellingham, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5223 / 55°31'20"N

Longitude: -1.7106 / 1°42'38"W

OS Eastings: 418371

OS Northings: 625432

OS Grid: NU183254

Mapcode National: GBR J4HL.G7

Mapcode Global: WHC0Z.PGND

Entry Name: Preston Tower (Old)

Listing Date: 22 December 1969

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1034424

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409582

Location: Ellingham, Northumberland, NE67

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Ellingham

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Ellingham St Maurice

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

ELLINGHAM PRESTON
NU 12 NE
11/161 Preston Tower
(old)
22.12.69
GV II*
Part of tower house. C14 restored 1864 by Henry Robert Baker Cresswell.
Squared stone with Welsh slate roof. The remains include the south wall and
2 southern corner turrets of a larger hall-type tower house with 4 towers (cf.
Haughton Castle and Langley Castle). The rear wall is of 1864.
3 storeys. Chamfered plinth. Recessed centre flanked by projecting turrets.
In the centre a boarded door in C16, or C17 chamfered surround. 2 slit windows
with chamfered surrounds above door. 4 similar windows in turret to left, 3 in
turret to right. On 2nd floor in centre, a large clock with ceramic face
inscribed H R B C for the restorer. Embattled parapet. Higher turrets have rounded
corbels below parapets.
On left return a blocked, low, narrow C14 doorway with pointed arch and chamfered
surround.
To rear, similar clock face dated 1864.
Interior: springing of ground-floor vault visible. The turrets have pointed
tunnel-vaulted chambers on each floor. Also in turrets 3 C16 or C17 fireplaces
with chamfered surrounds; one has a lintel, with keystone. Many mason's marks.
C14 doorways into turret rooms have pointed arches and chamfered surrounds.


Listing NGR: NU1837125432

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