Low Thorneyburn Pele, Tarset

Has been described as a Questionable Pele Tower, and also as a Questionable Bastle

There are no visible remains

NameLow Thorneyburn Pele, Tarset
Alternative NamesLow Thorney Burn
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishTarset

Fortified tower once stood at Low Thorney burn. However, there are no remains of the tower to be seen here now. (Keys to the Past)

Gatehouse Comments

Recorded by MacLauchlan in a list of local 'Pele Towers' given to him by an old resident - these 'towers' were actually bastles or pele-houses. Low Thorneyburn is an entirely probably site for a pele-house but rather less likely as the site for a gentry status hall with attached chamber tower (Pele Tower). It is possibly the current farmhouse, built 1860-70, was built on the footprint of the pele-house.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY765866
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  • MacLauchlan, H., 1867, Notes not included in the memoirs already published on Roman roads in Northumberland: taken during a survey made by direction of the Duke of Northumberland (London) p. 73 online copy