Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1304282

Date first listed: 31-Dec-1969

Statutory Address: HEIFERLAW TOWER, B 6341


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Statutory Address: HEIFERLAW TOWER, B 6341

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

District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Denwick

National Grid Reference: NU 18269 17715


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DENWICK B 6341 NU 11 NE (West side, off) 6/40 Heiferlaw Tower 31.12.69 I

Lookout tower for Alnwick Abbey, dateable to 1470-89 from heraldry. Large squared stone; roofless. Rectangular 3-storey tower 8.76 x 7.4 metres externally. South elevation shows ground floor loop re-cut to Gothick quatrefoil, blocked square-headed 2-light window above (mullion missing) under panel with Alnwick Abbey and Percy arms, and 2nd-floor loop. Left return shows moulded 2-centred-arched doorway and 1st floor loop; right return shows loops to lower floors with similar heraldic panel and trefoil- headed niche above. 1st and 2nd floor loops to rear.

Interior: lst-floor fireplace with corbelled lintel;sockets for lst-floor beams and corbels for 2nd floor.

The Percy arms have a pair of fetterlocks (handcuffs) within the usual crescent, a form used by the 4th Earl of Northumberland, who also built the towerhouse at Hulne Friary.

Hugill, R. 'Borderland Castles and Peles', p. 112.

Listing NGR: NU1826917715


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Legacy System number: 236377

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Books and journals
Hugill, R, Borderland Castles and Peles112

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