Keys to the Past

Staward Pele (Haydon)

Ruins of Staward Pele, Haydon. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Ruins of Staward Pele, Haydon. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This ruined defensive tower house was built in the medieval period on a promontory overlooking the River Allen. Roman stones, including an altar, were re-used in the building. A wall cutting off the promontory included a gatehouse of a similar date. Staward Pele is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6832
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

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Source of Reference
Local History of Haydon

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