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Spindlestone ducket, near Outchester (Easington (Northumberland))

Spindlestone Ducket, Easington. 
Photo by Harry Rowland, 1971.
Spindlestone Ducket, Easington. Photo by Harry Rowland, 1971.

Spindlestone Ducket is a small tower built in the 18th century on the site of an earlier moated farmstead. Although previously thought to be a windmill, Spindlestone Ducket was probably built as a dovecote. This is part of a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N5165
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Archaeological watching brief at The Ducket, Outchester Farm, Belford, Northumberland 2007; Bamburgh Research Project

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Source of Reference
Local History of Easington (Northumberland)

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