Keys to the Past

Birks (Tarset with Greystead)

In the 19th century a pele tower is said to have stood at Birks. A sketch was made in 1833 when the tower had already been partly demolished and was possibly being used as a shepherd's shelter. However, the present house is entirely 19th century and does not seem to have any medieval features and there are no traces of the tower nearby.

Reference number:N7042
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; A S Phillips



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


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