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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1154644



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Ancroft

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-Dec-1969

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 237894

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ANCROFT HAGGERSTON NU 04 SW 10/41 Tower at 22/12/69 Haggerston Castle


Tower (along with the Rotunda, q.v.) forms the remains of a house rebuilt 1893-7 by R. Norman Shaw for Thomas Leyland. The rest of the house was demolished in 1933. Ashlar. Very tall and slender L-plan tower. Round- headed ground-floor doorway on north side. The main tower has an elongated canted oriel on each side at the top, and moulded battlements.

Slightly higher stair tower of 12 storeys has small windows with chamfered surrounds. Brick-vaulted basement. The tower was both a water tower and a belvedere.

R. Norman Shaw : Andrew Saint : 1976.

Listing NGR: NU0419343714

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Saint, A, Richard Norman Shaw, (1976)

National Grid Reference: NU 04193 43714


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