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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1304282
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236377
Location: Denwick, Northumberland, NE66
Civil Parish: Denwick
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Alnwick
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
DENWICK B 6341
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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