Keys to the Past

Newlands Tower (Belford with Middleton)

John de Middleton was given permission to add battlements to his mansion in 1310. This was known as a `license to crenellate'. The tower was still standing in 1415, when it was recorded in a survey. However, no trace of a tower survives in or around the present farm.

Reference number:N5131
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Adderstone-Mousen A1 road improvements, Northumberland. Cultural heritage assessment 1999; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRACTICE
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, London-Edinburgh-Thurso Trunk Road. A1 Adderstone to Belford dualling. Cultural heritage stage 2 assessment 2005; Ed Dennison Archaeological Services Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Belford with Middleton
Local History of Belford with Middleton


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