Listed Building Grade I
- Medieval tower house converted into a vicarage. Three (reduced from four) storey house with a 19th century ground floor porch and entrance hall on the north side, and later extensions to the right. The tower has both parapet and a later steep gabled roof. The end walls are 1.8m thick, and the side walls 2.8m. To the right of the tower is a two storey, two bay extension.
PELE TOWER, TOWER HOUSE, VICARAGE
- Historical Background
- Elsdon Tower, said in 1415 to be a 'Vicar's Pele', was probably a defended house for the Rector of Elsdon, and remained an ecclesiastical residence until 1960.
- 1350 - 1450 Probable date of construction.
- 16TH CENTURY AD Tower probably rebuilt.
- 17TH CENTURY AD Top two floors of tower converted into one. Gabled roof added.
- EARLY 19TH CENTURY Archdeacon Singleton makes additions to the north and west of the tower.
Archdeacon Singleton: Commissioned work.
- 1820 Entrance hall and porch added.
- 1840 Rough date of window remodelling.
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Keys To The Past
- Northumberland SMR
- Pevsner, N., Richmond, I., Grundy, J., McCombie, G., Ryder, P. and Welfare, H. (2001) The Buildings of England: Northumberland. London, Penguin Books, p.268
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