Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Statutory Address:


© Crown Copyright and database right 2020. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2020. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1371030.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 07-Jul-2020 at 14:05:08.


Statutory Address:

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

Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Whitton and Tosson
National Grid Reference:
NU 05657 01052


TOSSON WHITTON NU OO SE 4/96 Whitton Tower 21.10.53 GV II*

Tower house and attached house, originally a 'vicar's pele' and later the rectory; now divided into two units. C14 tower; attached house mid C19. Tower squared stone, house ashlar; Welsh and Lakeland slate roofs. Irregular plan. C19 house in Tudor style.

Entrance front entirely C19. 2 storeys, 4 bays. Castellated porch in 3rd bay. Mullioned and mullion-and-transom windows, under hoodmoulds on ground floor, floating cornices on 1st floor. Complex and irregular roofs with elaborate kneelers, shaped gables and large corniced end stacks.

Attached to rear, 4-storey tower with chamfered plinth; 2 small slit windows with chamfered surrounds lighting staircase. C19 mullion-and-transom bay window with castellated top. Parapet and corner turrets C19. To rear the shield of the Umfravilles.

Interior: Tower walls c.8 ft. thick. Basement has pointed tunnel vault entered by doorway with shouldered lintel; fine ashlar well in floor. Ground floor has high pointed tunnel vault divided into two rooms by later wall. Ground-floor entrance has tunnel-vaulted wall passage whose inner and outer doorways have pointed arches and continuous chamfers; the outer doorway now blocked. A 3rd door, with shouldered lintel, leads from this passage to base of stone newel stair. The staircase has another door also with shouldered lintel, directly into the main vaulted room. Similar original doorways lead from stairs on upper floors.

Attached house had cantilevered stair with slender turned balusters. 4 pointed stone arches in hall. Several stone Gothic fireplaces.

Listing NGR: NU0565701052


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

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


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

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 19 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/02779/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Manekshaw. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].