Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

COCKLAW TOWER


COCKLAW TOWER<
Photo Paul Darnell

The pele tower was built by the Erringtons in the 15th century and was the family seat for two hundred years until they moved into Beaufront castle closer to Hexham. It escaped the usual robbery of stone in the 18th or 19th centuries due to its isolation and is now used for storage of farm machinery and livestock. It still stands almost 40 feet high but the wooden floors to have collapsed, leaving in place only half of the ground floor vaulted lower ceiling which will soon fall in.


 

Directions
4 miles north of Hexham, one mile beyond Hadrian's Wall near Chollerton
Wall, Northumberland NE46 4HN

 



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