Keys to the Past

Hepple Tower (Hepple)

Hepple Tower, Hepple. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Hepple Tower, Hepple. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Hepple Tower is a 14th century tower house. It is almost rectangular and has thick sandstone wall. An early 19th century farm building, now a holiday cottage has been built onto the western side. It is not clear if when it was built it was a solitary tower or stood next to another building. Although some early records describe the tower as being part of a larger building there is now no clear evidence of it. The medieval tower was probably originally three storeys high. This is a Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N1198
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hepple

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