Duddo Tower, Northumberland
Duddo Tower is perched on a high crag with spectacular views. It is not an easy tower to get to, but access is via a gate on the corner of the road below the tower, with a difficult climb up the crag through thick brambles.
~ History ~
1496 ~ King James IV of Scotland orders the destruction of the tower of Duddo held by clan Stryvelling.
1541 ~ The tower and barmkin of Duddo is reported as being ruinous.
1580's ~ The Clavering family absorbthe remains of the tower into the construction of a new tower house.
1788 ~ The estate is sold by John Clavering of Callaly Castle to Sir Francis Blake.
1823 ~ The Blakes sell the estate to Thomas Fryer for £45,000.