Staward Pele (Haydon)
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.
|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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