Keys to the Past

Little Swinburne Tower (Chollerton)

Little Swinburne Tower, Chollerton. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Little Swinburne Tower, Chollerton. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This tower stands in a sheltered position on high ground in the valley of Dry Burn. Although much stone has been taken from the building it is still a dramatic ruin. It once stood three floors high, and was probably built in the 15th century as a defence against raiding from Scotland. It is a Scheduled Monument protected by law and a Grade II listed building.

Reference number:N9201
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Chollerton

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