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Gatehouse North Bastle (Tarset with Greystead)

Gatehouse North Bastle.
Photo by Harry Rowland, 1971.
Gatehouse North Bastle. Photo by Harry Rowland, 1971.

Gatehouse has two bastles - North and South. They were built in the 16th or 17th century but at one point there used to be a group of five bastles in the village. The North Bastle still stands two storeys high and was reroofed in the 19th century. It has walls 1.45m thick built of large stones. Many original features have survived, including a slit window, massive timber beams and gable-end doorway. This is a Grade II* Listed Building and a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6992
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument

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


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