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Crawley Tower with Cottage Inside

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hedgeley, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4425 / 55°26'32"N

Longitude: -1.8926 / 1°53'33"W

OS Eastings: 406891

OS Northings: 616514

OS Grid: NU068165

Mapcode National: GBR H57H.1V

Mapcode Global: WHB04.WGXL

Entry Name: Crawley Tower with Cottage Inside

Listing Date: 25 August 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057698

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236575

Location: Hedgeley, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Hedgeley

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Eglingham St Maurice

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

HEDGELEY CRAWLEY
NU 01 NE
4/230 Crawley Tower,
with cottage inside
II*

Remains of towerhouse or tower solar. Early C14, with C18 cottage built
inside when the ruins were altered to form an eyecatcher on the Shawdon Estate.

Massive squared stone; cottage rubble with Welsh slate roof. Rectangular plan,
15.2 x 11.2 metres externally; wall toothings indicate former structure to the
north-east. L-plan cottage built against interior of south and west walls.

South elevation shows renewed door in C18 opening with small casement window
in modified loop to left. lst-floor casement in blocked doorway opening of
uncertain date, and 2 original windows at higher levels, each of 2 chamfered
lancet lights, mullions now missing. Irregular stepped C18 parapet. West
elevation shows remains of another early 2-light window above 2 later windows;
C18 embattled parapet.

North elevation shows 2-storey pent-roofed cottage inside tower, with various
casement and sash windows; above cottage roof, in south wall, is a segmental
rear arch, with window seats, of upper 2-light window. Remaining parts of
tower east and north walls have C18 crowstepped coping. Cottage has pent
single-storey part on exterior of north tower wall, with adjacent outbuilding.

Interior of cottage not seen; tower walls 2.6 metres thick, except on north
where there was probably a mural stair.

Licence to crenellate was granted in 1343, but the architectural features
probably pre-date this. Substantial earth works to the north suggest that
the tower formed part of a strongly-fortified complex.

Northumberland County History XIV 408-10.

Adjacent cottages are not of special interest.


Listing NGR: NU0689116514

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