Keys to the Past

Witton Shields Tower (Netherwitton)

Whitton Shields Tower. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Whitton Shields Tower. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Whitton Shields is an old house, probably built in the 17th century, though it probably contains the remains of an earlier building. It is a typical fortified house of this period. It is possible that there was once a small watchtower on the western side of the roof. The house once contained a small Roman Catholic chapel of 17th century date, though this has now been removed. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N11382
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Netherwitton

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