We had seen Marmion Tower marked on the road atlas and as we were would be passing close by, decided to investigate.
Built on the banks of the River Ure, it is a splendid C15th gatehouse of a long vanished mansion. It is at the end of a grassy track next to St Nicholas Church.
An archway and passageway leads through to a locked gate with parkland beyond.
On the ground floor is the porter’s lodge with a fireplace, small cupboard and latrine off. A spiral staircase leads to a now roofless room on the first floor with an oriel widow and ornate fireplace.
This is an attractive building in a lovely setting, but there isn’t a lot to see. The church is worth a quick look with the Marmion Family tombs.