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David Ford, History EditorTours > Coquetdale > Longhorsley Tower

Longhorsley Tower
Three miles south-east of Rothbury

Longhorsley Tower Just south of Coquetdale, on the way to Morpeth is Longhorsley, where the pele tower is a prominent landmark in the village. Probably built for the Horsley family in the second half of the 16th century, it is quite a late example of its type. It is 12.6m by 9m with walls over 1.8m thick supporting four storeys. The second floor features an Elizabethan latrine. The tower passed to the Riddells of Swinburne & Felton in later centuries and, like Whitton, was once the residence of the rector of the adjoining church. It is now in private hands and is not open to the public.

The tower is privately owned and not open to the public, but can be viewed from the road.

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