Keys to the Past

Wooler Tower (Wooler)

Remains of Wooler Castle. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Remains of Wooler Castle. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This is the remains of an early 16th century fortified tower, standing on a prominent mound. There are steep slopes on the north and east, where it falls to Wooler Water. The tower survives as three large blocks of masonry. A block lying near a modern war memorial is a section of the corner of the tower. To the east are the remains of an earthwork platform The tower was first mentioned in 1509 and may have been part of a chain of defences built to defend against Scottish raids. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1549
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Development at 27-33 High Street, Wooler. Desk-based Archaeological Assessment 2005; Alan Williams Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Wooler


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