Monkridge Old Hall, Heatherwick
Has been described as a Possible Pele Tower, and also as a Possible Bastle
There are masonry footings remains
|Name||Monkridge Old Hall, Heatherwick
The ruins of the former Monkridge Hall stand near the ruins and earthworks of a village called Heatherwick. The building was built about the end of the 17th century by the Hall family and may have been a pele tower. It was replaced in the later 18th century by a new Monkridge Hall to the north-east. (Keys to the Past N9750)
The remains of a medieval or early post-medieval village lie near Monkridge Hall. The remains of earth and stone banks and vague building platforms are all that survive of most of the buildings. The foundations of Monkridge Old Hall show it was a cross passage house built on the side of an earlier bastle with a central byre doorway. Another bastle stands to the north, with walls about one metre thick. (Keys to the Past N9749)
'NY 901924' To the south of the road after leaving Overacres are the remains of Monkridge, an old residence of the Halls, erected about the end of the 17th century. The west gable of a pele with partially blocked doorway forms part of the east end of the more recent building (PSANT 1899; McDowall).
Ruinous building foundations at NY 90159226 are the probable remains of Monkridge. The walls are constructed of large blocks of stone to max height of 1.7m. Partial remains of a doorway with a bar-hole in the west end of the building probably constitutes part of the pele (F1 BHP 14-DEC-70).
Dodds calls this site a bastle and notes a second bastle a few yards to the east (Dodds 1999). (PastScape)
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
|OS Map Grid Reference||NY901922