Hepple Tower, Hepple - Northumberland (UA)

C14 ruined tower. The south wall stands to almost 40 feet but the eastern wall collapsed many years ago. The interior walls are around eight feet thick and most of the tunnel vault remains. Now under threat from encroachment by vegetation and there are signs of stone and pointing decay. A repair scheme grant aided by Historic England is starting on site in summer 2018.

Hepple Tower, Hepple - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: HEPPLE TOWER
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1371440
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Domestic > Fortified house


  • Building Name: Hepple Tower
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Hepple
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, SM