Wallington is an elegant 17th century mansion, built by Sir William Blackett around the core of an earlier medieval house and pele tower. Blackett was a wealthy shipping magnate and mine owner from Newcastle, and he intended Wallington to be a country retreat, a place to hold occasional shooting parties, but it evolved into much more than that.
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"a neate market town; Satturday is their market which is very good affording great quantetys of corn leather yarne and cattle, such a concourse of people that my Landlord told me used to have 100 horse set up at his inn, and there were many publick houses here; you see very large fine sheep and very good land but very deep bad roads ..."
Elsdon Tower- Elsdon, Northumberland, England
Alternately described as a castle, manor, or vicar's pele, Elsdon Tower is a 14th or 15th fortified house, probably built for the vicar of Elsdon. It stands on a small mound, or knoll, overlooking the village green. It was originally four stories in height, but was altered into 3 stories in the 17th century. The tower is in private hands, with only limited public access. ... more