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In northern England and Scotland in the Middle Ages, a small, emergency defense structure, generally a low, fortified tower, usable as a dwelling place.
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Pele House is a magnificent grade-II listed home, comprising a stunning Medieval Pele Tower, circa 1367, with a former vicarage of Georgian and Victorian architecture," agents say.
At the heart of Bolton on Swale the Old Hall includes an imposing pele tower while the nearby St Mary's Church is dominated by a large 16th century west tower.
Cresswell village hall, archaeologist Barry Mead will give an illustrated talk on the recent community archaeology project linked to the village's 15th Century pele tower.
Originally a Pele Tower dating back to the late 1200s, Grade I listed Askham Hall marks one of the most ambitious 'hotel' projects in Cumbria for some years.
The Grade I listed former home of the Lowther family, the Earl and Countess of Lonsdale, has a pele tower, romantic gardens, and stone griffins on the doorstep.
During autumn, the ivy covering the 14th century Pele tower turns a blood red and there's always a patchwork quilt of bright yellow fallen leaves to negotiate on the paths.
It was then a primitive pele tower and only became the mansion that stands today during Elizabethan times.
A three-storey brick-built block linking the manor house to the ancient Pele Tower was erected in the 18th century.
Among the many buildings drawing back their bolts over the weekend are such treats as the Bishop's Palace, Hereford, a Grade I listed medieval hall dating from 1189 and thought to be the oldest continuously-inhabited house in England Northlees Hall, Derbyshire, the inspiration for Thornfield Park, Mr Rochester's home in Jane Eyre; and Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, Lord Inglewood's family seat since the beginning of the seventeenth century, built around a medieval pele tower.
It has a commanding position within the village, overlooking its green and close to the 12th Century St Cuthbert's Church and 13th Century Pele tower.
Its remains are still dominated by this large 14th century tower which is one of the best surviving examples of a pele tower.