Keys to the Past

Charlton tower house (Bellingham)

A medieval tower house is known to have stood at Charlton and its remains were noted there in 1867. Although there is nothing visible today, the flagstone floor of the tower was revealed during alterations at Charlton House in the mid-20th century and many worked stones are visible in the garden walls and terrace.

Reference number:N7978
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; A S Phillips



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bellingham


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