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Latitude: 55.0504 / 55°3'1"N
Longitude: -1.9116 / 1°54'41"W
OS Eastings: 405743
OS Northings: 572885
OS Grid: NZ057728
Mapcode National: GBR HB21.YC
Mapcode Global: WHB22.LBX3
Entry Name: Fenwick Tower
Listing Date: 22 August 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1370708
English Heritage Legacy ID: 238646
Location: Matfen, Northumberland, NE18
Civil Parish: Matfen
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Stamfordham
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NZ 07 SE
15/163 Fenwick Tower
House. Medieval core, C17 house, enlarged and altered early C19. Squared
stone with Welsh slate roof. L-plan. 2 storeys, 3 bays. Central 6-panel door
in C19 wood porch. 16-pane sash windows. The right half of the facade has
much older thicker masonry; window jambs of this part have sections of double-
chamfered surround; also reveals cut straight through wall. Roof hipped on
right with corniced ridge and end stacks. Attached on right a single-storey,
2-bay early C18 shed with boarded door and small Yorkshire sash; very steeply-
pitched roof with reverse-stepped gables.
Right return has irregular openings. 6-panel door to left in recessed C17
surround with hoodmould. Right of this a C19 sash, then a blocked doorway with
similar surround. On the right a boarded battened door in ovolo-moulded wood
Gable end of rear wing has rough medieval masonry including the springing of a
vault, fragmentary remains of tower of Fenwick family mentioned in 1415 (cf.
Listing NGR: NZ0574372885
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