Keys to the Past

Shilla Hill Bastle (Tarset with Greystead)

These are the remains of a 16th or 17th century bastle standing on the summit of Shilla Hill, overlooking the valley of the Tarset Burn. The remains of the thick walls of the bastle can still be seen. Traces of other buildings can be seen nearby. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N7067
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Shilla Hill Bastle, Tynedale, Northumberland 1997; RCHME
BUILDING SURVEY, Kielder Forest: Shilla and Bog Head Bastles 2007; Oxford Archaeology (North)
BUILDING SURVEY, Conservation of Sidwood Bastles 2008; Robin Kent
WATCHING BRIEF, Boghead Bastle and Shilla Hill Bastle, Tarset 2009; The Archaeological Practice Ltd

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

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