Burradon Tower

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Burradon Tower
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Burradon Tower
Burradon Tower is located in Northumberland
Burradon Tower
Burradon Tower
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OS grid reference NZ27637303
Coordinates 55°03′04″N 1°34′08″W / 55.051047°N 1.568988°W / 55.051047; -1.568988Coordinates: 55°03′04″N 1°34′08″W / 55.051047°N 1.568988°W / 55.051047; -1.568988
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Burradon Tower is a ruinous tower house at Burradon, North Tyneside, England which is both a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade II listed building.[1] The Manor of Burradon was acquired by John Orde in 1441 when due to the devastation wrought by the Scots and the poor quality of the soil it was valued at only 20 shillings a year. The tower, originally a three storeyed single square bay, was probably built about 1553 by Bertram Anderson,[2] a nephew of Orde.

The property passed in 1569 to the Ogle family by whom it was extended and improved. A fireplace bears the date 1633 and the initials LO, thought to represent Lancelot Ogle who was resident at that time.

Following the marriage of Jane Ogle to her cousin James Ogle of Causey Park House the tower was abandoned and by 1769 it was reported to be derelict.[3] In the 19th century the structure was incorporated into a farm building

References[edit]

  1. ^ Good Stuff IT Services. "Burradon Tower (East of Burrandon House) - Burradon - North Tyneside - England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Burradon Tower". University of Newcastle. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Burradon Tower". Pastscape. Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015.