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Warenmouth Tower

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Newton near Bamburgh; Budle Bay; Newtown Pele

In the civil parish of Bamburgh.
In the historic county of Northumberland.
Modern Authority of Northumberland.
1974 county of Northumberland.
Medieval County of Northumberland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NU16193547
Latitude 55.61278° Longitude -1.74441°

Warenmouth Tower has been described as a certain Bastle.

There are no visible remains.


In the small village of Newtown are the remains of an ' ancient pile' (from a survey of c1715) (Hodgson 1916).
First mentioned in 1628 (Bateson 1893).
Newtown is now a single farmstead at NU 16193547. There are no visible remains of a tower in the present buildings, or in the vicinity (F1 RWE 04-NOV-68). (PastScape)

There was once a chartered town here, the port of Bamburgh, founded in the mid C13, but that port and township seem to have been short lived being out of mind by the late C16. It was called a tower in 1628 but was marked as a 'bastile' on a map of 1781. The actual form is unknown and early modern uses of term like tower, pele and bastle can be fairly inter-changeable. However it seems the likely construction date is late C16 or even early C17 and this would suggest a bastle type building rather than the multi-storey tower houses of medieval period.
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