Keys to the Past

Seghill Tower (Seaton Valley)

This is the site of the medieval tower of Seghill. It was built in 1415 and altered in 1673, but by the early 20th century only its vaulted basement survived, used as the cellar to the Blake Arms Hotel. It is believed to have stood up to three storeys high. The Blake Arms Hotel was demolished in the late 1960s and it is said that the vaulted cellars were simply filled in before modern housing was built on the site.

Reference number:N11517
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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