DiCamillo Companion

Fowberry Tower

  • House & Family History: The Blake family remodeled Fowberry in 1776; in 1807 they sold Fowberry and moved to Tillmouth Park, which became their principal seat.

  • Architect: James Nisbet

    Date: 1776-78
    Designed: May have helped Sir Francis Blake remodel Tower in Gothick style
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 706
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Lost Houses of Newcastle and Northumberland
    Author: Faulkner, Thomas; Lowery, Phoebe
    Year Published: 1996
    Publisher: Yorkshire: Jill Raines
    ISBN: 0951649426
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: James O'Toole

    Past Seat / Home of: Fowberry family, 15th century. Lancelot Strother, 16th century. William Kerr, 18th century. Sir Francis Blake, 18th century; Blake family here until 1807. Matthew Culley, early 19th century; Culley family here until 1920.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No