Has been described as a Possible Bastle

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishTarset

The Tarset Archive Group mark a bastle under the name Dunstead at this approximate location which is on the north bank of the Tarset Burn and north of Dunstead Wood.

Gatehouse Comments

No building is marked on modern map but a building of two squares in marked on the 1863 OS map and marked 'Dunstead (in Ruins)'. A square patch of darker greenery (I'm informed this is an area of nettles - which is suggestive of human habitation) is visible on the air photo at the location. Not recorded in PastScape or the Northumberland HER. It seems there was a building here of a size consistent with a bastle but what is the evidence this was a bastle other than this being an area of many bastles?

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY781889
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  • Harbottle, B. and Newman, T.G., 1973, 'Excavation and survey on the Starsley Burn, North Tynedale 1972' Archaeologia Aeliana (ser5) Vol. 1 p. 148 (mention as failed C19 farmstead)