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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 Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.[1]

Tow House Henshaw Private Residence River South Tyne Grade II Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Henshaw Civil Parish
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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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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List number: 1156436
List grade: 2
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NY7674164332


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