Preston Tower ~ Part 2 ~ Oct 2019

Part 1 HERE

As well as the tower, there is a house and some other buildings we had a look at.

The first house on the site was unfortunately burned down in 1781. The estate was then bought by Edmund Craster, who built the house you can see above, in 1802. In 1861 AJ Baker Creswell bought the house for his son Henry, who added an east wing and moved the front door to the north side in 1830, and when GG Baker Cresswell inherited the house he added an entrance hall in 1915. The Baker Cresswells have a long history in Northumberland, an early manuscript states that Sir Robert de Cresswell had possession of the estate in 1191, in the reign of Richard I. and they owned a vast area including Cresswell Hall. the ruins of which you can see in the link there.

There are walks in the grounds so off we went.

The beginning
Stairs to the woods
Wide tree
Tall tree
Crumble Tree
Autumn Leaves

After we finished we drove over to Alnwick Castle to take some pictures before the sun went down, so stay tooned for the next post!

refs: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~mwi/tynmouth.txt

https://www.prestontower.co.uk/

Full album HERE

30 Comments

  1. So lovely Fraggle! Those stairs would make a great inspiration for one of Pete’s stories.

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    1. I think he’s enough on his plate rewriting War &Peace! Cheers Kim 😊

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  2. Wow! This is lovely. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Jennie. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome!

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  3. Anonymous

    Nice . . . are these places now closed to the public because of the virus? I like the tall tree especially, as well as the black and white of the house – kind of spooky!

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    1. I am not sure about the grounds, but the Tower probably is as you’d have to be in close quarters with people.

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  4. Love all those tree shots, FR. Trees are so photogenic. 🙂
    Best wishes,Pete.

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  5. You captured both the Beauty and the Sadness. And those steps…

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  6. The “Wide Tree” is breathtaking in a wonderful series, fraggleroking. Love the symmetry and the contrast of the silhouette with the colors : )

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    1. Thank you Francis, wish I’d done a full shot of it!

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  7. The tall tree is my favorite shot. I like Preston in black and white. Nice job, Fraggle.

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  8. Almost as good as being there.

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  9. It’s especially nice to see these scenic photos when we can’t go anywhere! Thanks! Hope you’re well.

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    1. So far so good Laura, stay well too!

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  10. There is something about worn steps of stone, always makes me think of the many feet that must have trodden them, nice trees 🙂

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    1. Yes, steps have a lot of history. Cheers Eddy.

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  11. Quite a lovely estate. And the images are splendid as always. Just love the low sun light in most of the photos.

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  12. As always great pics. I love the staircase and the trees.

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  13. The house reminds me of Dunnikier House in Fife, where I was married.

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    1. Happy day memory! Always like giving those out!

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