Percys Tower

Has been described as a Certain Pele Tower

There are no visible remains

NamePercys Tower
Alternative NamesDouglas Tower
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishBerwick upon Tweed

Documented site of a medieval tower of C14 date, now overlain by a modern road. The detached tower stood on the townward side, in advance of the main entrance to Berwick Castle. It was known in C14 as Douglas Tower and in C15 as Percy's Tower. The tower was itself a heavily defended work, with its own barbican and drawbridge. (PastScape)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNT994533
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  • Colvin, H.M., Brown, R.Allen and Taylor, A.J., 1963, The history of the King's Works Vol. 2: the Middle Ages (London: HMSO) p. 566
  • Graham, Frank, 1976, The Castles of Northumberland (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Frank Graham) p. 64
  • Norman, F.M., 1907, Official Guide to the Fortifications of Berwick upon Tweed (London) p. 12


  • Northumberland County Council, 2009, 'Berwick-upon-Tweed' Northumberland Extensive Urban Survey doi:10.5284/1000177 [download copy >]