It is so called to this day, and is thus described by Dr.
Whitaker:--"Rylstone Fell yet exhibits a monument of the old
warfare between the Nortons and Cliffords. On a point of very high
ground, commanding an immense prospect, and protected by two deep
ravines, are the remains of a square tower, expressly said by
Dodsworth to have been built by Richard Norton. The walls are of
strong grout-work, about four feet thick. It seems to have been
three stories high. Breaches have been industriously made in all
the sides, almost to the ground, to render it untenable.
"But Norton Tower was probably a sort of pleasure-house in
summer, as there are, adjoining to it, several large mounds (two
of them are pretty entire), of which no other account can be given
than that they were butts for large companies of archers.
"The place is savagely wild, and admirably adapted to the uses
of a watch tower."