Keys to the Past

Byrness Tower (Rochester and Byrness)

The site of a tower is known at Byrness from the first and second edition Ordnance Survey maps. The tower may have been a folly, but local tradition recalls its use as a beacon, lit in times of trouble.

Reference number:N85
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness


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