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Latitude: 54.7653 / 54°45'55"N
Longitude: -1.4485 / 1°26'54"W
OS Eastings: 435583
OS Northings: 541289
OS Grid: NZ355412
Mapcode National: GBR LFBB.6K
Mapcode Global: WHD5X.QHF6
Entry Name: Ludworth Tower
Listing Date: 28 February 1952
Last Amended: 14 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1159823
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110032
Location: Shadforth, County Durham, DH6
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Shadforth
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Shadforth and Sherburn
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 34 SE
8/41 Ludworth Tower
28/2/52 (Formerly listed
as Ludworth Tower
Ruins of tower house. Early C15. (1422 licence to crenellate to Thomas
Holden). Thin courses of ochre-coloured limestone, and some magnesian
limestone, with sandstone quoins. West elevation: 2 fragments of only
surviving wall, to height of 3 storeys with central gap, have 2 roughly-
rectangular first-floor window openings, and one on second floor, with
dressings removed. East elevation shows rough stone voussoirs over deeply-
splayed jambs of these openings; fragments of first-floor fire hood at side
of gap, with apparent nook shaft. Fragment of stone spiral stair at north.
Remains of barrel-vaulted ground-floor chamber.
Fragments formerly identified to south of road now covered over or dispersed.
Source W. Hutchinson, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine
of Durham, 1785, 3 vols; II 586.
Listing NGR: NZ3558341289
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