Little Swinburne Tower, Little Swinburne, Chollerton - Northumberland (UA)

Remote C15 tower house in a poor state of repair. Part of Little Swinburne shrunken medieval village. Surrounded by fallen masonry and in need of urgent attention to prevent further falls. A repair scheme has been identified but has yet to be implemented.

Little Swinburne Tower, Little Swinburne, Chollerton - Northumberland (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Shrunken medieval village, tower and fishpond at Little Swinburne
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1011412
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Domestic > Settlement


  • Building Name: Little Swinburne Tower
  • Locality: Little Swinburne
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Chollerton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hexham
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1011412 and 1044908