SE2678 : The Marmion Tower, West Tanfield

near to West Tanfield, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Marmion Tower, West Tanfield
The Marmion Tower, West Tanfield
This impressive gatehouse formed the principal entrance to a lost manor house, described in the 1530's by Leland as possessing a fair tourid gate and a haule of squarid stone.

The gatehouse is battlemented in the fashion of a castle, but was not provided with a portcullis or arrow loops.

The tower was remodelled several times after its construction between 1350 and 1400. Its upper rooms served as comfortable domestic chambers. The room was lit by a large, projecting oriel window.

In 1513 the manor passed to Elizabeth Parr, grandmother of Queen Katherine Parr, last wife of Henry VIII.
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Wednesday, 2 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2677 7870 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:12.2013N 1:35.4668W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2681 7871
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