Keys to the Past

Tower at Scremerston (Ancroft)

In the early 19th century it was possible to see the foundations of a tower in a field on the north side of Scremerston. It was mentioned in 15th and 16th century lists, which said it had a barmkin, or enclosure. However, there are no visible remains today. Towers, known as peels, were often built in Northern Northumberland, as protection against raids from Scotland and local outlaws.

Reference number:N3962
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

To find out more about a particular site, please click the Identify button (i) on the toolbar, then click the site on the map.
The Historic maps option is only available when the map scale is between 2500 and 10000.

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Ancroft

Disclaimer -

Please note that this information has been compiled from a number of different sources. Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy contained therein. If you wish to use/copy any of the images, please ensure that you read the Copyright information provided.