Cocklaw Tower, East Cocklaw, Wall - Northumberland (UA)

C14 tower containing wall paintings of probable C16 date. The tower is roofless, with self-seeded shrubs in the wall tops and over the first floor barrel-vaulting. Areas of the wall tops are vulnerable and there has been a partial collapse of the vaulting. The wall paintings show recent loss and are highly vulnerable. Recent, and on-going, discussions with owner on options to record and secure the paintngs from further loss.

Cocklaw Tower, East Cocklaw, Wall - Northumberland (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Cocklaw Tower
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1006602
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Domestic > Fortified house


  • Building Name: Cocklaw Tower
  • Locality: East Cocklaw
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Wall
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hexham
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number(s): 1006602 and 1156641