Ninebanks Tower

Tower Allendale Northumberland

Ninebanks Tower

Tower In Allendale, Northumberland

An ornamental pele tower that was once part of a 16th century manor house.

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This little 4 storey tower at the end of a row of houses once belonged to a 16th century manor house.

If you look closely, the heraldry above the window on the second floor relates it with Sir Thomas Dacre who was a ruler of Hexhamshire between 1515 and 1526.

The tower stood at junctions of other buildings implying that they were most likely arranged around a courtyard. 

Although an imposing tower, its walls were thin and it wasn't very tall so it would never have been used as a defensive structure. Maybe it was for a show of power instead or even a lookout.

The tower has also been roofed and once made into a dovecot with flight ledges inserted into one of the windows.

Where Is Ninebanks Tower

Where Is It?

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Lat / Long
54.8731, -2.341137
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Where To Park?

There are a few spaces and verges right next to the tower. It's nearby to houses so make sure you don't block anyone in.

Simon Hawkins

Place contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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