TA1824 : Paull Holme Tower

near to Paull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Paull Holme Tower
Paull Holme Tower
Built by Robert Holme in the 15th century, Paull Holme Tower was originally part of an H-shaped group of buildings forming a fortified manor house. The tower is a Grade 1 listed building and scheduled ancient monument. The site includes the remains of a moat that used to surround the building, and it is believed that the only entrance to the tower was via a heavily-defended door and portcullis.

The Holme family continued to live at Paull Holme until the early part of the 20th century but the decline of the tower as the family residence probably started in around 1640 during the English Civil War, when the building suffered damage at the hands of Cromwell's Parliamentary Army. By the 19th century the tower had ceased to be habitable and in 1871 Colonel Bryan Holme converted it into a lookout and gazebo.

Local legend has it that the building is haunted by the ghost of a bullock which apparently climbed the tower steps in 1840 and fell to its death from the top.
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