Keys to the Past

Fowberry Tower (Tillside)

Fowberry Tower.
Photo by Harry Rowland, 1968.
Fowberry Tower. Photo by Harry Rowland, 1968.

Fowberry Tower was originally a fortified tower house, built as a defence against raids by reivers. It was first mentioned in the early 16th century. In the 18th century the building was completely rebuilt. In 1776 the house became the property of the Blake family who decided to enlarge it, and it was doubled in size. The building is rectangular in shape with two small wings on each side. The front of the building has been built in the Gothic style. It is a Grade II* listed building protected by law.

Reference number:N3297
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Georgian (1714 to 1830)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; A S Phillips



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside


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