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Hethpool Tower House (Kirknewton)

These are the ruins of a medieval tower house. It was probably built in the 14th century. Three walls of the square building still survive. They stand up to two storeys high and are over 1m thick in places. The tower was probably too small to be a permanent house, but may have been used as a temporary shelter during Scottish raids. This is a Grade II listed building and a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N635
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirknewton


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