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Fenwick Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Matfen, Northumberland

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370708

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238646

Location: Matfen, Northumberland, NE18

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Matfen

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Stamfordham

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

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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