AZERLEY, West Riding
Azerley Tower SE 266 741
Azerley Tower was built in 1839 for Robert Crompton of Azerley Chase. The single storey cottage, from which the tower rises, may have been a banqueting house and the 120 steps lead to the observation platform from which the hunt could be viewed. More likely, it could have been a game-keeper's cottage and elevated look-out to watch the game birds and poachers. It is said that a cripple was carried to the top.
Mickley Mill SE 253 770
In a gable of Mickley Mill is the remains of a church window that would have been visible from Tanfield Lodge across the River Ure. Irish immigrants came to work in the flax mills during the potato famine in the 1840s and it is thought that a church was incorporated into the mill at Mickley.