Keys to the Past

Fenton Tower (Doddington)

The site of a tower built shortly before 1415 with a barmkin. Described as in a state of disrepair in 1541, it was abandoned in 1603 and dismantled, but its foundations were still visible in about 1889. The exact site is now unknown but a field called Tower Close may be a clue. Nothing now survives above ground.

Reference number:N2133
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1967; D King



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Doddington


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