Has been described as a Questionable Pele Tower, and also as a Questionable Bastle
There are no visible remains
|Alternative Names||Pearepeale; Pearetree
NY 360 697 Supposed stonehouse; site now destroyed.
The 1604 Survey places it in the Debatable Land, however, the 1590 and 1607 Maps show the house on the River Lyne at NY 410 663. Graham was certain of this site based on surname evidence.
Cole confirms that this is Peartree in the Debatable Land, gives its location and history. He makes no comment on what sort of building it might have been. 'Peale' on the 1590 map may have some significance, however it was probably a detached part of the estate.
Cole states that 'the site of Peartree has been eroded or completely destroyed by gravel quarrying to the south and east of Closegap. (Perriam and Robinson 1998)
NY360697. Site of a destroyed bastle or stonehouse at Peartree shown as a house on both the 1590 and 1607 maps of Cumbria. The site has been eroded or completely destroyed by gravel quarrying to the south and east of Close gap. (PastScape ref. Perriam and Robinson)
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
|OS Map Grid Reference||NY394654