Keys to the Past

Low Old Shield Farmhouse (Greenhead)

The farmhouse at Low Old Shield is a converted bastle. Some features of the original bastle building can still be seen in the farmhouse and include a byre entrance (now blocked), walls 1.25m thick and possibly the beams over the ground floor rooms. Also built into the walls are reused Roman stones. The bastle was converted in the late 17th century. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N6082
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Greenhead

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