Brierley manor house

Has been described as a Questionable Fortified Manor House, and also as a Questionable Bastle

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameBrierley manor house
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityBarnsley
1974 AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Civil ParishBrierley

The east wing of Brierley manor house, which stands on a fine hill-top site about half-a-mile south east of the village, is a stone-built, three-storeyed structure, incorporating late-medieval work that includes a projecting turret with a newel stair and a stepped buttress, reminiscent of one of the larger bastle houses of the Scottish border. (Hey, 2003)

Gatehouse Comments

May be the house granted a licence to crenellate to James Harrington in 1479 although the larger site at Hallsteads is more likely.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE420100
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  • Hey, David, 2003, Medieval South Yorkshire (Landmark Publishing) p. 80
  • Watson, M.R. and Harrison, M., 1976, Brereley A History of Brierley p. 2-5 view online edition
  • Pevsner, N., 1959, Buildings of England: Yorkshire: West Riding (London, Penguin) p. 147