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Ludworth Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Shadforth, County Durham

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text

SHADFORTH LUDWORTH
NZ 34 SE
8/41 Ludworth Tower
28/2/52 (Formerly listed
as Ludworth Tower
remains at
Tower Farm)
II


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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