Tower In Alnwick, Northumberland
Originally part of the town's medieval defences, this tower is now a luxury holiday cottage.
At the top of Pottergate lies the aptly named Pottergate Tower. Along with the Bondgate Tower, it would have formed part of the town's medieval defences.
It was rebuilt in 1768 to a Gothick style by Mr Henry Bell and used to be adorned with a crown spire which was removed in 1812.
A stone plaque bears the inscription:
“This tower was rebuilt at the expence of the Borough of Alnwick and the new foundation laid April 28 AD 1768 by John Grey senior, William Hindmarsh, Robert Richardson, Edward Bell, Chamberlains”.
Nowadays the tower is a luxury holiday home, so you can kip over in a wonderful piece of history.
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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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