Cockle Park Farm Pele Tower, Morpeth
Cockle Park Farm Pele Tower, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 3EB
Early 16th century tower house, altered in 17th century. The tower is thought to have been built circa 1520 for Sir William, 4th Lord Ogle, passing to the Bothal Estates whose later owners became Dukes of Portland. In the l9th century it became the centre of the Duke's experimental farm. Less an isolated tower house, far more a substantial defensive hall-house of which few remain in the region.
10.00am- 4pm on 21st March- 25th March; 18th April- 22nd April: 16th May- 20th May; 20th June - 24th June; 22nd August- 26th Aug; 24th October- 28th October All visitors are to contact the Cockle Park Farm office on 0191 2082288 or email to arrange access. Access is by appointment at other times.