Keys to the Past

Great Tosson Tower House (Whitton and Tosson)

Great Tosson Tower. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1973.
Great Tosson Tower. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1973.

These are the ruined remains of a medieval tower house on the south side of the Great Tosson. It has fine views across the Coquet valley. The tower is rectangular in shape and stands to first floor level. A fireplace survives in the northern wall. It was first mentioned in 1517. This is a Grade II* Listed Building and a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2815
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; E Geary

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Whitton and Tosson

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