Keys to the Past

Low Trewhitt tower (Netherton with Biddlestone)

A tower is recorded at Low Trewhitt in 1415 and again in 1541, when it was described in good repair. The exact site of the tower is not known any more but some earthworks north of the present farmhouse may be associated with it. The farmhouse itself has pieces of reused stonework built into it and these may have come from the ruins of the medieval tower. To the east of the farmhouse, is a range of older buildings, one of which incorporates several features from an older structure.

Reference number:N2829
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1957; A S Phillips

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Netherton with Biddlestone
Local History of Netherton with Biddlestone

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