Keys to the Past

Heiferlaw tower house (Denwick)

Heiferlaw Tower, Denwick. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Heiferlaw Tower, Denwick. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The tower house is a prominent building built on the east side of Heifer Law. It was built in the late 15th century by Alnwick Abbey and was probably used as a look out tower for the monks. The building measures 7.4m by 8.8m externally and is built from stone blocks over one metre thick. It stands 7m high and has three floors (ground, first and second). This is a Scheduled Monument and a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N4417
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Local History of Denwick

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