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Tarset fortified house (Tarset with Greystead)

Remains of Tarset Castle, Tarset. Photo by G McCombie, 1993.
Remains of Tarset Castle, Tarset. Photo by G McCombie, 1993.

These remains are Tarset fortified house. It is first recorded as a hall, with a stone wall and ditch, in 1267 under the ownership of John Comyn. A plan of the 1770s shows a long narrow rectangular building, with turrets at the corners. Some traces of

Reference number:N6995
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; A S Phillips
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; D Smith
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Desk-based assessment at Tarset Castle, Lanehead 2014; Archaeological Services Durham University
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Tarset Castle, Lanehead 2014; Archaeological Services Durham University
EVALUATION, Tarset Castle 2015; Archaeological Services Durham University
WATCHING BRIEF, Archaeological monitoring, Tarset Bank, Tarset 2015; Archaeological Services Durham University



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Tarset with Greystead
Local History of Tarset with Greystead


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