Liddel Tower, Nicholforest

Has been described as a Rejected Pele Tower

There are masonry footings remains

NameLiddel Tower, Nicholforest
Alternative NamesThe Round House
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishNicholforest

There is a 14th century Pele tower at NY 478787 (Clack and Gosling).

A watercolour of the building, probably executed in the mid-1900s, shows that there is a very strong resemblance to a windmill. It has also been described as a folly. It bears no resemblance to any of the defensive structures common to Cumbria (Perriam and Robinson). (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Old Cumbria Gazetteer

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY477787
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  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 234
  • Clack, P.A.G and Gosling, P.F., 1975, Archaeology in the north: gazetteer p. 23