High Green Farm

Has been described as a Possible Bastle

There are no visible remains

NameHigh Green Farm
Alternative NamesHighgreen Manor
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishTarset

Recorded by MacLauchlan in a list of local 'Pele Towers' given to him by an old resident.

Gatehouse Comments

Most of these 'towers' actually were bastles or pele-houses. The location is entirely consistant with a pele-house type bastle. It is unlikely as the site of a gentry status dwelling, despite the modern 'manor' name. This was, presuamably, at the site now occupied by High Green Manor, a grade 2 listed C19 'Country house with 2 cottages attached to rear. c.1885'. A building complex is marked on the OS six map published 1866 (surveyed 1862) before the construction of the "unexpected and exotic Victorian Chateau in the wildest of moorland settings" (Keys to the Past). This must have been a farmhouse and farm buildings. What form and date were these buildings? It seems unlikely that any part of these buildings will have survived the major works need to construct Highgreen manor, although the main body of the house does appear to sit directly on what was, presuamably, the farmhouse shown on the 1866 OS map.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceNY808910
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  • MacLauchlan, H., 1867, Notes not included in the memoirs already published on Roman roads in Northumberland: taken during a survey made by direction of the Duke of Northumberland (London) p. 73 online copy