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County Durham (Unitary Authority)
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NZ 35583 41289


SHADFORTH LUDWORTH NZ 34 SE 8/41 Ludworth Tower 28/2/52 (Formerly listed as Ludworth Tower remains at Tower Farm) II

Ruins of tower house. Early C15. (1422 licence to crenellate to Thomas Holden). Thin courses of ochre-coloured limestone, and some magnesian limestone, with sandstone quoins. West elevation: 2 fragments of only surviving wall, to height of 3 storeys with central gap, have 2 roughly- rectangular first-floor window openings, and one on second floor, with dressings removed. East elevation shows rough stone voussoirs over deeply- splayed jambs of these openings; fragments of first-floor fire hood at side of gap, with apparent nook shaft. Fragment of stone spiral stair at north. Remains of barrel-vaulted ground-floor chamber. Fragments formerly identified to south of road now covered over or dispersed. Source W. Hutchinson, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham, 1785, 3 vols; II 586.

Listing NGR: NZ3558341289


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Hutchinson, W, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham, (1785), 586


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

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Date: 23 May 2004
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