NY9393 : Elsdon Tower House

taken 11 years ago, near to Elsdon, Northumberland, Great Britain

Elsdon Tower House
Elsdon Tower House
A fortified medieval Tower House built in the C16th and known as the 'Vicar's Pele'. It is situated in an elevated position on the northern edge of Elsdon village green. The building was restored in 1995 and is the oldest, continuously inhabited property in Northumberland National Park.
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Elsdon, Northumberland

Elsdon is a village and civil parish in the English county of Northumberland about 10 miles (16 km) to the south-west of Rothbury. The name is derived from the Old English meaning Elli's valley.

Formerly the capital of Redesdale, Elsdon contains a very fine example of a Motte and Bailey Castle, and a near perfect Pele Tower (fortified house of a type found in the border country) which is a private residence.

Geographically, Elsdon lies in Redesdale and, as a market town, was once the primary settlement in the area.

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Northumberland National Park Historic Village Atlas: LinkExternal link

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Friday, 16 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 April, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9361 9340 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:14.0859N 2:6.1213W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9364 9339
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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