Twizel medieval tower house and folly, Twizel, Duddo - Northumberland (UA)

The present building incorporates the remains of a medieval tower house which continued to be developed and added to into the C19. Much of the C19 structure was demolished and the building, which was once five storeys high, now stands to three storeys. The site has been subject to longstanding lack of regular maintenance. It shows signs of structural instability, including substantial vertical cracks around many of the arches and window openings. A measured survey has been completed.

Twizel medieval tower house and folly, Twizel, Duddo - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Twizel medieval tower house and village, post-medieval folly and garden
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1018445
    Local Planning Authority:
    Northumberland (UA)
    Site Type:
    Domestic > Settlement

Location

    Building Name:
    Twizel medieval tower house and folly
    Locality:
    Twizel
    Unitary Authority:
    Northumberland (UA)
    Parish:
    Duddo
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Berwick-upon-Tweed
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II*, part in RPG grade II*
    List Entry Number(s):
    1018445 and 1042168