Keys to the Past

Preston Tower (Ellingham)

Preston Tower (Copyright © Don Brownlow)
Preston Tower (Copyright © Don Brownlow)

There are two Preston Towers here, one a 19th century house and the other a 15th century tower. The medieval tower stands a little way to the north-west of the later house. Originally, it was probably a hall house with a small tower or turret at each corner but all that stands today is the south end with its two turrets. The building had been in ruins and incorporated into farm buildings up to 1864 when its was restored. This is a Scheduled Monument and a Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N4966
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1969; B H Pritchard

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Ellingham

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