Keys to the Past

Hill House (Tarset with Greystead)

This 16th or 17th century bastle stands on a low hill overlooking the Tarset Valley. The bastle is visible as the grass-covered walls of a rectangular building. This stands within a larger stone enclosure; there are also traces of a large ditch. There are also the remains of a farmstead of similar or later date. The site was probably deserted by the 18th century. The site is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6991
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Hill House bastle: archaeological survey report 1997; RCHME

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Source of Reference
Local History of Tarset with Greystead
Local History of Tarset with Greystead

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