Bitchfield Tower shown within Northumberland
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The three storied battlemented tower was built in the 15th century by the Middleton family who sold it to the Harbottles in 1502. Marjorie Harbottle the heiress to the Harbottle estate, married Sir John Fenwick of Fenwick Tower and in 1529 they conveyed the property to their second son Roger Fenwick. In 1622 Robert Fenwick built a new manor house adjoining the tower: a datestone inscribed 'RF 1622 JF' is incorporated into the building
It was in a state of ruin by 1930 but has since been restored 
- Fry, Plantagenet Somerset, The David & Charles Book of Castles, David & Charles, 1980. ISBN 0-7153-7976-3
- Keys to the Past Archived May 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- A History of Northumberland, Volume XII Miss MH Dodds (1926) pp346 and 349
- Structures of the North East Archived June 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Gatehouse Gazetteer
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