Overgrass Tower House (Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland)
Ruins of Overgrass Tower, Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland. Photo by Peter Ryder.
The basement vault at Overgrass Tower, Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland. Photo by Peter Ryder.
This is the site of late medieval tower house. It was probably built in the 16th century. The ruins stand in a valley bottom on the east side of Swarland Burn. It is built of large sandstone blocks. The basement has a large stone vault. A second building stands next to it, and is probably built from stones taken from the ruins of the tower. It is a Scheduled Monument and a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.
|Historical period:||Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Legal status:||Listed Building|
Scheduled Ancient Monument
|Event(s):||DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Overgrass Tower, historical analysis 2012; Alan Williams Archaeology|
WATCHING BRIEF, Overgrass Tower 2014; Alan Williams Archaeology
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Source of Reference
Local History of Newton-on-the-Moor and Swarland
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