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Weetslade tower




Fortified House

Tower House



Documentary Evidence

The 1415 list of castles and fortalices in Northumberland includes "turris de Wittslad iuxt mare". Bates located this at Weetslade in Long Benton parish, but Dodds objected on the grounds that Weetslade is not by the sea. There is no further information.

<< HER 788 >> C.J. Bates, 1891, The Border Holds of Northumberland, Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, XIV, p. 19 and map opp. p. 14 R.N. Hadcock, 1939, A Map of Medieval Northumberland and Durham, Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, XVI, 176 M.H. Dodds, ed. 1930, Weetslade Township, Northumberland County History, XIII, 430

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