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Latitude: 55.0349 / 55°2'5"N
Longitude: -2.0966 / 2°5'47"W
OS Eastings: 393926
OS Northings: 571154
OS Grid: NY939711
Mapcode National: GBR FBS6.WY
Mapcode Global: WHB1Z.RQT1
Entry Name: Cocklaw Tower
Listing Date: 15 April 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1156641
English Heritage Legacy ID: 240098
Location: Wall, Northumberland, NE46
Civil Parish: Wall
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: St Oswald-in-Lee with Bingfield
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
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2/339 Cocklaw Tower
Towerhouse, late C14 or early C15. Large squared stone, probably re-used Roman
material. Rectangular plan; 3 floors,each with single large chamber,smaller
chamber to south and newel stair at south-east corner. Chamfered set-back
above basement and hollow-chamfered cornice (largely fallen) below parapet.
South elevation shows central pointed chamfered doorway to basement and
scattered chamfered loops; above cornice, remains of taller turret at south-
west corner. East elevation shows similar doorway at 1st floor level with
window of 2 trefoil-headed lights (mullion gone) to right, also various chamfered
loops; west elevation shows similar 2-light 1st-floor window, north elevation
Interior: vaulted lobby with doorway to stair on right and hole broken through
wall on left into former prison originally accessible only via trapdoor from
painted chamber above. Main basement barrel vault partly fallen at north end.
Painted chamber, with remains of C16 mural decoration, on south at 1st floor
level, and garderobe to north-west. Mezzanine chamber on south between 1st and
2nd floors, entered only from stair.
The virtually-intact shell of a towerhouse.
W.H. Knowles, 1895, 'Cocklaw Tower', Trans Architectural and Archaeological
Society of Durham and Northumberland, IV, 309-15.
Listing NGR: NY9392671154
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