BRIDGE HEAD TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1154927
Date first listed:
31-Dec-1969
Statutory Address:
BRIDGE HEAD TOWER, BRIDGE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
BRIDGE HEAD TOWER, BRIDGE STREET

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Warkworth
National Grid Reference:
NU 24819 06208

Details

NU 2406 ARKWORTH BRIDGE STREET (West side)

21/247 Bridge-head tower 31.12.69

GV II

Gate tower at south end of bridge, late C14 with some C19 restoration and patching. Large squared stone, with cut dressings. Rectangular plan 8.3 x 5.5 metres externally.

North (external) elevation shows double-chamfered 4-centred archway with slit window to right; upper floor ruinous but chamfered left jamb of window remains. Returns each show square-headed chamfered loop to upper floor, with stone spout below that on east. South elevation shows plain arch and loop to left; remains of two windows on upper floor.

Interior: Gate passage has rough 4-centred vault. At inner end of passage a 2-panel door in chamfered round arch to newel stair on east; and studded vertical-panelled door in similar arch to guard chamber on west. Guard chamber has similar vault and stone bench at north end. Upper chamber (not seen) said to have fireplace and 3 roof corbels.

Historical notes: Rare example of a fortified gateway on a bridge. The guard chamber was used as the village lock-up in the C18.



Listing NGR: NU2481706208

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
237138
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 12 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/15200/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Spence. Source Historic England Archive
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