Photos of Newcastle

Cresswell Hall and Pele Tower


All the following information came from the informative website Cresswell Parish Council.



Cresswell Pele Tower
Pele towers are fortified houses and were built as a defence against the Border Reivers (raiders and robbers from either side of the Scottish border). Cresswell Pele Tower was built by the Cresswell family in the 15th century. The basement would have been used for storage, a kitchen and domestic quarters were on the first floor and the upper floor (unheated) contained bedrooms.












Cresswell Hall
Cresswell Hall & Stable Block were built in the woods behind Cresswell Towers Holiday Park between 1821 and 1829. The Hall and many other buildings were demolished after the sale of the Cresswell estate in 1924. Only the Stable Block and colonnade survive but are in a poor state of repair.


Stable Block
























Colonnade












And finally, a couple of shots of the beach at Cresswell






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