NY9393 : Elsdon Tower from Mote Hills

taken 9 years ago, near to Elsdon, Northumberland, Great Britain

Elsdon Tower from Mote Hills
Elsdon Tower from Mote Hills
In the foreground is the ditch between the earthworks of the motte (left) and bailey (right).
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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Date Taken
Friday, 9 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9361 9340 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:14.0859N 2:6.1213W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9377 9352
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Motte and Bailey Castle  Castle  Tower House 

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