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964


S Tyneside


Cleadon tower


Cleadon


NZ36SE


Defence


Fortified House


Tower House


Medieval


C16


Documentary Evidence


Cleadon Tower, which is mentioned as early as 1587 was taken down by Richard Pemberton, Esq. about twenty-five years ago. It was a square tower of two stages, leaded, and with a spiral stone stair-case to the top. It was attached to the east end of the present old mansion, and commanded a very extensive prospect. Other sources, however, suspect that the tower was a folly, or a fanciful building for pleasure, to enjoy the view, although the 16th century does seem rather early for a folly. The precise location is not clear, but the earlier maps of Cleadon might suggest a likely site.


385


624


NZ385624


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<< HER 964 >> R. Surtees, 1820, History...of Durham, II, 55 and n.

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