Turton Tower, Chapeltown Road, North Turton, Lancashire

Turton Tower, Chapeltown Road, North Turton, Lancashire
Photograph taken 10 August 1999 © Mr David H Swain ARPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 440684

This tower house or pele was begun in the early to mid 16th century. The original stone tower was raised from two to three storeys in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (c1596). A pele or peel tower was a small, strong, fortified tower house with its entrance on the first floor. It was only occupied in times of trouble. This one was then used as a farmhouse from 1809 to 1835.

Location

Lancashire North Turton

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

tower house fortified defence pele Medieval (1066 - 1484)