SE2678 : The Marmion Tower, West Tanfield

taken 6 years ago, 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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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
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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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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