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788


N Tyneside


Weetslade tower


Weetslade


NZ27SE


Defence


Fortified House


Tower House


Medieval


C15


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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