Devils Causeway Tower, Netherwitton
Has been described as a Questionable Pele Tower
There are masonry footings remains
|Name||Devils Causeway Tower, Netherwitton
|Alternative Names||Highbush Wood
The Causeway (Devils Causeway) is faintly visible about 30 yards below the ruins of a cottage, where it emerges from the wood (Dixon's Wood) (MacLauchlan 1864).
The remains of an ancient Tower (Revision ONB 1921. p.2).
NZ 11549120. The remains of a structure are situated upn a ridge of afforested land at approximately 410ft above sea-level, with a good view in all directions. The site has been recently planted with youngfirs and was not closely investigated. The foundations, of small unknown stones, appear to be those of a small steading with a garth upon the south east side. The building was approximately 15.0m long, 8.0m wide. The walls do not appear to have been of any great strength. No fashioned stone is visible. In view of the lack of literary evidence, it is doubtful whether these remains are those of a tower. (F1 ASP 15-JAN-57)
Condition as given by ASP correct, the fragmentary remains of this building contain no material which could be associated with a tower, peel, castle or defended house of the type which are encountered in this county. MacLauchlan's supposition of a cottage is more probably correct (F2 FC 24-JAN-57).
Remains destroyed by deep furrow ploughing (F3 BHP 19-JUL-71). (PastScape)
This was the site of a medieval fortified tower. The foundations of the building were still visible until the 19th century, but ploughing has now destroyed them. (Keys to the Past)
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
|OS Map Grid Reference||NZ115912