Keys to the Past

The Old Vicarage, Embleton (Embleton)

Old Vicarage, Embleton. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Old Vicarage, Embleton. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The Old Vicarage, Embleton (Copyright © Don Brownlow)
The Old Vicarage, Embleton (Copyright © Don Brownlow)

The Old Vicarage at Embleton incorporates a medieval tower. The building was probably constructed in the early 14th century as a house and was converted into a tower in the 1390s. The tower is unusual in two ways; firstly, it has two vaulted rooms in the basement where other examples usually have only one and, secondly, it is very long. The building stands three storeys high and is built in a mixture of rubble stonework and squared stone. The south end of the tower was refaced in the 19th century by John Dobson when major extensions were added to it. This is a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5833
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Embleton

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