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Latitude: 55.3281 / 55°19'41"N
Longitude: -1.7649 / 1°45'53"W
OS Eastings: 415013
OS Northings: 603805
OS Grid: NU150038
Mapcode National: GBR J63T.PV
Mapcode Global: WHC1X.VBRR
Entry Name: Overgrass Tower and Adjacent Ruins
Listing Date: 31 December 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1155525
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236872
Location: Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland, Northumberland, NE65
Civil Parish: Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarlan
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Felton St Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NU 10 SW
and adjacent ruins
Ruins of towerhouse, late C14 or C15, and adjacent building probably C18.
Tower massive squared stone, adjacent building smaller squared stone.
Rectangular plan 7.15 x 4.7 metres internally with walls 1.8 metres thick and
slight projection for stair alongside entrance at east end of south wall.
Walls stand to about 1st floor level except at south-east corner; the side
walls preserve most of their facing and chamfered set back 2 metres up.
South wall shows west jambs of inner and outer doorways; east wall shows
central loop; west wall shows central loop and garderobe shaft. Interior:
slightly-pointed tunnel vault almost complete, with mural cupboards on south
(bricked up) and east.
Smaller rectangular building adjoins west part of north wall; walls mostly
stand to 3 metres high but without architectural features other than a small
loop and a segment-headed oven recess, formerly at rear of a hearth with
fire hood, on the north.
Listing NGR: NU1445003334
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