NZ1494 : Horsley Tower

taken 14 years ago, near to Longhorsley, Northumberland, Great Britain

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Horsley Tower
Horsley Tower
Horsley Tower (also known as Pele Tower), was built probably as late as the reign of Henry VII for the Horsleys of knightly rank.

The existing building is a fine specimen of a strongly fortified tower of the fifteenth century, with a slight addition of a later period. It has a fine view to the coast and North West. A beacon, lighted on the summit of the tower at night, would be clearly seen far out at sea and would be plainly visible from the hilltops above Rothbury. Built in times of battle, as a defence against raiding Scots from across the border. It is possible that there was a building on the same site which fell into disrepair and was rebuilt as the present Tower of Longhorsley, which was destined to become, in later days, the peaceful home of the catholic clergy of the Village.
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NZ1494, 55 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 December, 2007   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 4 December, 2007
Category
Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 146 946 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:14.7280N 1:46.2674W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 146 945
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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