Barty's Peel

Has been described as a Questionable Bastle

There are no visible remains

NameBarty's Peel
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishTarset

Of "Barty's Peel" which is said to have stood about 100 yards south-east of Comb farmhouse, nothing now remains. (Graham p. 43)

The outline of a building or small enclosure is shown on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of the 1860s. (Keys to the Past)

Gatehouse Comments

Barty's Peel (or Pele) is one of several names given to Bog Head Bastle but that lies north-west of The Comb. Barty's Peel is known from historical sources but not in a manner that would allow precise location and the lost building shown in 1860 could certainly have been a bastle. However, there doesn't appear to be any support elsewhere for Graham's assertion.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY771901
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  • Graham, A., 1945-6, 'Notes on Some Northumbrian 'Peles' Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol. 80 p. 37-43 online copy