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

Map

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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

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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

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Legacy System number: 237138

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