Low Park, Raise

Has been described as a Certain Bastle

There are major building remains

NameLow Park, Raise
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishAlston Moor

The bastles of Alston Moor... Low Park. (Jessop and Whitefield 2013)

Gatehouse Comments

Jessop and Whitefield illustrate with photographs, plans and reconstruction drawings the derelict barn behind the Low Park farmhouse as a bastle but only briefly describe it in text. It is clear this was a pele-house bastle in original form. The building is not (at the time of written - Feb 2015) in any archaeological database nor is it listed. It was 7m wide and 9m long (dimension taken from air photo) It is orientated NNE. Both the byre and main living chamber doorways were in the short SSW side Jessop and Whitefield suggest the main chamber door in the short side is a feature of Alston Moor bastles. They present it as a mid C17 building in their reconstruction's but do not give an actual build date for this specific building although their text suggest a date of 1610 for Alston Moor bastles, when the manorial lords were offering leases.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY709465
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  • Jessop, Lucy and Whitfield, Matthew, 2013, Alston Moor, Cumbria: Buildings in a North Pennines landscape (English Heritage) p. 32, 33, 34, 35, 41, 122


  • Jessop, L. and Whitfield, M. 2010, The Parish of Alston Moor, Cumbria: Historic Area Assessment (English Heritage Research Department Reports series 64-2010) p. 30, 48-9, 80 online copy