Keys to the Past

East Shaftoe Hall tower (Capheaton)

East Shaftoe Hall tower. Photo by Peter Ryder.
East Shaftoe Hall tower. Photo by Peter Ryder.

A late 13th or 14th century tower forms the earliest part of East Shaftoe Hall. It stands at the west end of a 16th century house which has 17th and 18th century alterations. The tower has walls up to 1.3m thick and in the basement there is a barrel vault. The early 16th century house seems to have been altered later that century into an 'H' strong house. In the 17th century it was altered again and became a more conventional house, and in the 18th century quite drastic alterations were made. These entailed reducing the height in some areas and heightening others and replacing all the mullioned windows with sash windows. This is a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N10571
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 Capheaton

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