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Clennell Hall (Netherton with Biddlestone)

East view of Clennell Hall, Biddlestone. Photo by Peter Ryder.
East view of Clennell Hall, Biddlestone. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Clennell Hall lies in a strategic position at the entrance to the valley of the River Alwin. The building comprises a medieval tower house, with a 17th century house attached to its south side, and 18th and 19th century additions. The tower house was built in late medieval times and belonged to Percival Clennell. It stands three storeys high with walls over 1.5m thick at basement level. The basement of the tower is vaulted and many original features survive. The south range has long been recorded as having been built in 1568, but it is now thought unlikely that an undefended house would be built at this time in the unsettled Border region and a later 17th century date may be more likely. Further additions and alterations were made in the 18th and 19th centuries, and a Tudor style mansion was added in 1895 for Anthony Wilkinson. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N1056
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Netherton with Biddlestone
Local History of Netherton with Biddlestone

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