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!


Full album HERE

32 thoughts on “Preston Tower ~ Part 2 ~ Oct 2019

  1. 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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