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Vicar's Pele (Ponteland)

The Vicar's Pele at Ponteland. Photo by Peter Ryder.
The Vicar's Pele at Ponteland. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The Vicar's Pele is a medieval tower house in the centre of Ponteland. The tower, built of rubble, is roofless and survives to a height of three-stories. It is rectangular in plan and has thick walls. It was part of the old vicarage, which was demolished at the end of the 19th century leaving the tower standing alone. It was first recorded in 1415, but it has been suggested there may have been an earlier building here. This is a Scheduled Monument and a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N10994
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Vicar's Pele Ponteland 1998; The Archaeological Practice
TRIAL TRENCH, The Vicar's Pele, Ponteland 2001; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRACTICE
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, The History of the Vicar's Pele, Pontlend (booklet) 2002

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ponteland


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