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Eslington Tower (Whittingham and Callaly)

The first historic record of the tower at Eslington comes from 1334/5, and it was reported as being suitable for a garrison of 20 men in 1514. In 1587 the tower was stormed by raiding Scots after the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. Nothing remains of this tower which was last mentioned in 1594. The mansion house which now stands here was built in the 18th century.

Reference number:N3206
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Whittingham and Callaly
Local History of Whittingham and Callaly


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