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)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ancroft


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