Tow House Bastle


There is a 16th century bastle (fortified tower house) in Tow House, near Henshaw, built at a time of hostilities with Scotland and frequent border raids. The building has altered in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and is now a house. The bastle has a fairly unique spiral staircase is a Grade II listed building.[1]

from http://www.keystothepast.in...
The Bastle, Tow House (Henshaw)
- "This is a post-medieval bastle built in the late 16th century. It has been altered over the years, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and is now a ...

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Simon Cotterill
from https://historicengland.org...
TOWER HOUSE - Tow House - List Entry
- "Bastle, now house. Late C16 with late C18-early C19 rear outshut. Large roughly-squared stones; roof has graduated stone tiles on front and purple slates on rear; stone chimney stacks. Original ...

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Simon Cotterill

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