Ninebanks Tower House, West Allen
Ninebanks Tower House, West Allen, Tynedale, Northumberland NE47 8DA
This fortified tower house is built onto the east end of an earlier manor house in the early 16th century. It was heightened and a stair turret was added in the late 16th century. There are traces of a carved coat of arms on the outside of the tower; these are thought to be those of Sir Thomas Dacre, a 16th century lord of Hexhamshire. The building is now roofless. This is a Grade II* Listed Building and a Scheduled Monument.
The property is available to viewed by the public from the roadside at all times. There is no official parking space, but nearby parking is possible in the hamlet of Ninebanks. Access is available by arrangement. An interpretation panel has been erected nearby.