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Ludworth Tower
NZ 356-413 County Durham England

Ludworth TowerLudworth Tower is an early 15th century rectangular tower house, founded by Thomas Holden. In 1422, Cardinal Langley, Bishop of Durham granted him a Durham Palatinate licence to enclose, fortify and crenellate his manor of Ludworth. Over the remains of a tunnel vaulted basement, are two fragments of the three storey west wall, with various window openings, fragments of fireplaces and a first floor spiral staircase. The south and east walls collapsed in the late 19th century and are now grass covered banks and foundations, the pele was once encased by a rectangular bank and ditch. 6 miles west is Durham Castle and 14 miles south-east at Hartlepool is Sandwell Gate.


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Ludworth Tower is located west of Ludworth, south of the B1283. 6 miles east of Durham, on the A181-B1283.

The site is managed by the City of Durham Council and is freely accessible in daylight hours.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


Ludworth Tower pictures and large castle map
Ludworth Tower Picture 1Ludworth Tower Picture 2Ludworth Tower Picture 3Castle Map of the Area

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