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© Mr T W Henderson LRPS

IoE Number: 407589
Location: DALDEN TOWER, DAWDON DENE (west side)
  EASINGTON VILLAGE, EASINGTON, DURHAM
Photographer: Mr T W Henderson LRPS
Date Photographed: 16 August 1999
Date listed: 21 June 1950
Date of last amendment: 21 June 1950
Grade II*

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NZ 44 NW 421488SEAHAMDAWDON DENE(West side)4/31Dalden Tower

NZ 44 NW 421488 SEAHAM DAWDON DENE (West side) 4/31 Dalden Tower 21.6.50 II* Fragmentary remains of a medieval hall or tower house. C14 or slightly earlier. Roughly dressed limestone and sandstone walls with rubble infill. Rectangular plan c.l0 x 15 metres. North, east and west walls c.1.5 metres thick and up to 8 metres high; low south wall. North wall has irregular opening and remains of rebated jamb at ground level and a 1st floor corbel course. West wall has chimney recess and fragmentary jamb at south-west corner. East wall adjoins low south wall and has chimney recess and, to right at 1st floor level, a decorated rectangular niche probably of early C14 date. Niche framed by attached colonnettes has roughly square panel decorated by ogee arch with reticulated tracery in tympanum and 4 flanking carved representations of traceried windows. Lintel above has worn decorative feature crowning arch and 2 flanking shields. Rebates within niche suggest that it contained a wooden shelf and was probably a buffet for the display of plate or food. East wall continues to left and has a dressed stone jamb and the remains of a splayed opening at ground level. Excavations during 1965-6 revealed further considerable remains. Dalden Tower is a scheduled Ancient Monument. "Theodore Nicholson, Report of Excavations at Dalden Tower 1965-6, Antiquities of [Sunderland Vol XXIV 1969"]

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