The Cresswell Pele Tower was constructed in the 15th Century as a defence against the Border Rievers. Unlike many of the 80 Pele Towers in Northumberland the Cresswell Tower is in a relatively good state of preservation.
Since its construction the three storey Pele Tower has had an interesting journey through time. The above engraving, for example, is dated 1829 and shows the Pele Tower connected to Cresswell Hall. The only remaining evidence of this union surviving above ground today is the front entrance of the Cresswell Hall, now bricked up.
Use the links on the left to explore more about the history of Cresswell Pele Tower.