Welcome to the Cresswell Pele Tower Project website.
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.
Cresswell Pele Tower was built by the Cresswell family in the 15th century and is one of about 175 Pele towers in Northumberland. Currently, the project has already received a £10,000 start-up grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, but hopes to gain further funds that could stretch to £150,000.
As well as installing a replacement roof, new interiors and improving access, the investment will also seek to provide a modern twist, including electricity that will allow for exhibitions to be held within the tower walls.
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.