Ironhouse Bastle (Hepple)
These are the remains of a 16th or 17th century bastle. It stands on a slope of moorland pasture about the south-west banks of a small stream. It has thick stone walls, though they have collapsed in places. The entrance in the east end is built of large boulders. The structure has been used for a sheepfold. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1957; A S Phillips|
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; B H Pritchard
BUILDING SURVEY, Archaeology on the Otterburn Training Area, 2002-2005 2005; Archaeological Services Durham University
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Ironhouse Bastle 2007; Archaeological Services WYAS
Source of Reference
Local History of Hepple
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