Keys to the Past

High Shaw bastle (Hepple)

High Shaw is a well-preserved bastle of 16th or 17th century date. It stands on gently sloping ground above the steep slopes of Watty's Sike. It is built from massive stone blocks and stands one-storey high. The upper storey may have been dismantled. The basement has a stone vault and has a hole for a ladder in the ceiling. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N9617
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hepple

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