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Shilling Pot (Falstone)

In the 19th century the remains of a pele tower were recorded at Shilling Pot near Falstone. The building was probably a 16th or 17th century bastle rather than a medieval pele tower. In the 1950s and 1970s the site was visible as an earthwork feature with banks of earth and stone showing where the ruined walls stood. The remains of other buildings and enclosures also lie nearby and they are all surrounded by ridge and furrow cultivation. It was reported in the 1980s that the site had been cleared and the stone used for building and field walls.

Reference number:N6964
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Falstone

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