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Heiferlaw Tower

A Grade I Listed Building in Denwick, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.453 / 55°27'10"N

Longitude: -1.7127 / 1°42'45"W

OS Eastings: 418269

OS Northings: 617715

OS Grid: NU182177

Mapcode National: GBR J5HD.02

Mapcode Global: WHC1C.N6MJ

Entry Name: Heiferlaw Tower

Listing Date: 31 December 1969

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304282

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236377

Location: Denwick, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Denwick

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Alnwick

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NU 11 NE
(West side, off)
6/40 Heiferlaw Tower

Lookout tower for Alnwick Abbey, dateable to 1470-89 from heraldry. Large
squared stone; roofless. Rectangular 3-storey tower 8.76 x 7.4 metres
externally. South elevation shows ground floor loop re-cut to Gothick
quatrefoil, blocked square-headed 2-light window above (mullion missing)
under panel with Alnwick Abbey and Percy arms, and 2nd-floor loop. Left
return shows moulded 2-centred-arched doorway and 1st floor loop; right
return shows loops to lower floors with similar heraldic panel and trefoil-
headed niche above. 1st and 2nd floor loops to rear.

Interior: lst-floor fireplace with corbelled lintel;sockets for lst-floor
beams and corbels for 2nd floor.

The Percy arms have a pair of fetterlocks (handcuffs) within the usual
crescent, a form used by the 4th Earl of Northumberland, who also built the
towerhouse at Hulne Friary.

Hugill, R. 'Borderland Castles and Peles', p. 112.

Listing NGR: NU1826917715

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