Listed Building Grade II*, Scheduled Ancient Monument
- Roughly square four storey tower, now a roofless shell, with a stair turret on the northwest corner. The exterior measures 3.6m by 4m at ground level, with walls c.60cm thick. The later top floor oversails the rest of the tower slightly and would have been capped by a parapet. The tower was built onto the east side of an earlier manor house or tower, which is no longer standing.
An element of defaced heraldry above the tower's second floor window is said to be related to Sir Thomas Dacre, who ruled Hexhamshire between 1515 and 1526.
MANOR HOUSE, TOWER
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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.521
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