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Hammerton Hall

In the civil parish of Easington.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of Lancashire.
1974 county of Lancashire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire West Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: SD719538
Latitude 53.97913° Longitude -2.43011°

Hammerton Hall has been described as a probable Pele Tower.

There are uncertain remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


House, built circa 1600 on the site of an earlier hall. The stone-built house is E-shaped in plan, the eastern cross wing having been added in the 19th century. There is a stone spiral staircase in the central section of the building. The present house may incorporate the remains of an earlier pele tower. (PastScape)

The 'de Hamerton' family were a wealthy medieval family who are reputed to have been able to ride from Slaidburn to York (approx. 50 miles) on their own land! The family lost most of their wealth and power when Sir Stephen de Hamerton joined the Pilgrimage of Grace of 1536. Sir Stephen was executed for treason and as a knight was hanged and beheaded in 1537. The present house was built after this time but is likely to have had a precursor which could well have included a pele tower, as this area is within the pele tower region. The Hammerton's had other seats at Hellifield Pele and Wigglesworth Hall but they took their name from this place, which is mentioned in Domesday.
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