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Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish (Rokeby)

Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006
Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006

Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006
Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006

Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006
Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006

Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006
Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006

Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006
Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006

Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006
Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006

Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006
Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006

Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006
Mortham Tower, Rokeby parish © Ryder, P 2006

Mortham Tower, a Medieval courtyard house attached to a Pele tower, is said to have been built about the time of Henry VII (1485-1509) and to have been altered in the 18th century. It is one of the best-preserved and most picturesque medieval fortified manor houses in the North of England. In 1973 it was still known as Mortham Tower and in use as a private residence (1).

Reference number:D1931
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Registered Park or Garden of Historic Interest
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1000733



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Rokeby


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