Keys to the Past

Walltown Tower (Greenhead)

A tower stood at Walltown in the 16th century and is mentioned in a document of 1541. It would have been built to protect a family against raids and attacks from the Scottish borders during the medieval period. The foundations were said to be visible in the 19th century but today there is just a series of mounds. Much of the stonework form the tower has been reused in nearby buildings.

Reference number:N6076
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

To find out more about a particular site, please click the Identify button (i) on the toolbar, then click the site on the map.
The Historic maps option is only available when the map scale is between 2500 and 10000.

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Greenhead

Disclaimer -

Please note that this information has been compiled from a number of different sources. Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy contained therein. If you wish to use/copy any of the images, please ensure that you read the Copyright information provided.