NU0724 : Hepburn Bastle (Tillside)

taken 8 years ago, near to Hepburn, Northumberland, Great Britain

Hepburn Bastle (Tillside)
Hepburn Bastle (Tillside)
Although known as Hepburn Bastle, this is a medieval tower house of early 16th century date. Alterations were carried out in the later 16th and 17th centuries when other buildings were attached to it. It measures 16.6m by 10.8m and stands two storeys high, despite being a ruin. It has walls 2.7m thick at basement level. The building is first recorded in documents in 1509 and was only recorded as a tower in 1542. Some twenty years later it was called a mansion house. It seems to have been abandoned after 1755. This is a Scheduled Monument and a Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 11 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 20 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
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Bastle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 0707 2487 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:31.0521N 1:53.3754W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 0715 2483
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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