Welcome to the Cresswell Pele Tower Project website.
Cresswell Pele Tower was built by the Cresswell family in the 15th century and is one of about 175 Pele towers in Northumberland. The Cresswell Pele Tower Project has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to set up a community and education focused project to investigate the Pele Tower and its environs and then conserve the tower as a resource for future generations.
NATIONAL LOTTERY GRANT AWARDED TO CRESSWELL PELE TOWER!
This stupendous National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will enable the Grade II* Listed Pele Tower to be restored so that it can be removed from the Historic England “Heritage at Risk” register and opened to the public as a visitor attraction. Click Here for more information.
The place to look for the latest updates about the Cresswell Pele Tower Project. We will upload news, dates for your diary as well as images and downloadable articles. The initial phase of excavations on site is now over. Check out our Archaeology section for more information.
Our October 2017 Archaeology Update is now available with exciting news about developments within the tower.