Keys to the Past

Middleton St George, Tower Hill (Middleton St George)

Tower Hill was once the site of a Norman motte, of 11th or 12th century date. It measures 22m in diameter across the top. It may once have been surrounded by a ditch, but there are now no traces of one. The motte may have been built to guard the crossing point of the River Tees at Pountney's Bridge. This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument protected by law.

Reference number:D200
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1011072

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Source of Reference
Local History of Middleton St George

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