Keys to the Past

Tower House (Whitton and Tosson)

North wall of a possible bastle and reset piscina in garden wall at Whitton Grange, Tosson. Photo by Peter Ryder.
North wall of a possible bastle and reset piscina in garden wall at Whitton Grange, Tosson. Photo by Peter Ryder.

These are the remains of a medieval tower house or bastle. It now only survives as a rectangular raised platform. The west end is formed by a wall built in 1921. This is now part of a small garden house. Built into a nearby garden wall is a small carved stone basin. It is probably of 14th century date and was taken from the possible chapel at Whitton Tower. These remains are Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N2929
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Whitton and Tosson


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