Cocklepark Tower

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Cocklepark Tower
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Cocklepark Tower
Cocklepark Tower is located in Northumberland
Cocklepark Tower
Cocklepark Tower
Cocklepark Tower shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NZ202910
Coordinates 55°12′47″N 1°41′02″W / 55.213°N 1.684°W / 55.213; -1.684Coordinates: 55°12′47″N 1°41′02″W / 55.213°N 1.684°W / 55.213; -1.684
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Cocklepark Tower is in the hamlet of Cockle Park, Northumberland, England some 4 miles (6 km) to the north of Morpeth.

This was a three-storied tower-house which was built in the 15th century as a hunting lodge.[1] It was later extended by the addition of a domestic building. It was being used as a student's hospital until the mid–1970s at which time major structural problems became apparent.[1] The University of Newcastle is planning to develop this building as part of the overall development of their Cockle Park farm estate into the Centre for Renewable Energy from Land (CREEL).[2]

Cockle Park Tower is a Grade 1 listed building.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Cockle Park Tower". Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Bilsborrow, Paul. "Centre for Renewable Energy from Land (CREEL)" (PDF). Newcastle University. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cockle Park Tower: List Entry 1042088". Historic England. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  • Fry, Plantagenet Somerset, The David & Charles Book of Castles, David & Charles, 1980. ISBN 0-7153-7976-3