Keys to the Past

Possible Tower (Akeld)

A survey of 1541 stated that there was no tower in Humbleton, but on a map of 1584 a tower is marked. A later survey of about 1715 referred to the remains of an 'old pile' in the village. A further account of 1878 stated that traces of a pele tower could still be seen, and was marked by a bush of elder. However, it is not possible to locate the site, and no trace survives today.

Reference number:N1557
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Akeld


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