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 and discussions are underway to develop a repair scheme.

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


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

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

Contact Details

Sara Rushton 0191 269 1222

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England