Easington Grange

Has been described as a Possible Pele Tower

There are no visible remains

NameEasington Grange
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishEasington

Part of an old tower, possibly dating from 1340, was apparently once incorporated into the farmhouse of Easington Grange, though no trace of such a structure can now be identified. Neither the form nor the date of construction of the tower is known. (PastScape)

Part of an ancient tower was, until recently, incorporated in the farmhouse of Easington Grange (NU 11903582) (Bateson 1893).

No trace survives in the present building (F1 RE 28-OCT-1968).

Easington Grange. Grade II listed building. A probably 16th century house, altered in early 17th century and in 18th century. Walls of front wing are 4ft (1.2m) thick (Listed Building Report). (Northumberland HER)

The Anglian home of the Aesc family is a mile to the south-east of the Grange, which by comparison is quite modern. Very little is known about the place for certain, but it may have been contemporary with the strengthened grange at Fenham – say about 1340 – for it appears to have had an interior 'tower chamber' similar to that installed at Fenham. There is also an Easington Grange Mill a quarter of a mile to its north, so the possibility cannot be ruled out this was another grain production scheme operated by, or on behalf of, the Lindisfarne monks.

The grange was destroyed when a farm was built on the site so we are robbed of material evidence. The farm was bought by the Culley Brothers in 1801. (Dodds 1999)

Gatehouse Comments

Nothing remains of the tower at Easington or a Fenham so it is not possible to do anything more than speculate about a possible relationship or dating, although Dodds speculation can not be dismissed. No tower is mentioned in C15 and C16 listings but this may reflect either church ownership resulting in exclusion from the 1415 list and/or ruinous condition making it not worth recording in C16 listings.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceNU119358
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  • Dodds, John F., 1999, Bastions and Belligerents (Newcastle upon Tyne: Keepdate Publishing) p. 61
  • Bateson, Edward (ed), 1893, Northumberland County History (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Vol. 1 p. 394 online copy