Cockle Park Tower facts for kids
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Cockle Park Tower from the southwest
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Location in Northumberland
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Cockle Park Tower is a Grade 1 listed building in the hamlet of Cockle Park, Northumberland, England, some 4 miles (6 km) to the north of Morpeth.
This three-storied tower-house was built in the 15th century as a hunting lodge and later extended by the addition of a domestic building. One end of the building has a pair of machiolated bartisans with a stretch of machicolation along the wallhead between them.
The tower was used as a students' hostel until the mid-1970s, at which time major structural problems became apparent. Newcastle University is planning to develop the tower as part of the overall development of their Cockle Park farm estate into the Centre for Renewable Energy from Land (CREEL).
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