Ninebanks Tower House (West Allen)
This fortified tower house is built onto the east end of an earlier manor house in the early 16th century. It was heightened and a stair turret was added in the late 16th century. It is built from stone blocks. There are several blocked up doors and windows. There are traces of a carved coat of arms on the outside of the tower; these are thought to be those of Sir Thomas Dacre, a 16th century lord of Hexhamshire. The building is now roofless. This is a Grade II* Listed Building protected by law and a Scheduled Monument.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Legal status:||Listed Building|
Scheduled Ancient Monument
|Event(s):||PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER|
RECTIFIED PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Ninebanks Tower 2006
BUILDING SURVEY, Ninebanks Tower historic building survey 2012; Addyman Archaeology
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Source of Reference
Local History of West Allen
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