NY8768 : Farm buildings near Thornton Tower

taken 1 year ago, near to Newbrough, Northumberland, Great Britain

Farm buildings near Thornton Tower
Farm buildings near Thornton Tower
The ruins of Thornton Tower are behind the 19th century farm buildings. It is a late medieval tower-house or pele tower. A section of the external face of the west wall of massive squared stones remains, the remainder of the ruin is largely rubble wall core between 2.5m and 4.5m high, the interior obscured by rubble and rubbish.

The tower was first documented in 1542 when it was owned by Lord Burrowe. However, it may have been King Edward I's rest place during the summer of 1306 and was still extant in 1715 when the Earl of Derwentwater hid there.

Thornton Tower is a Grade II Listed Building (List entry Number: 1045021)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 5 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8742 6835 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:0.5728N 2:11.8940W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 87397 68385
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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