Randalholme Hall Bastle

Has been described as a Possible Bastle

There are major building remains

NameRandalholme Hall Bastle
Alternative NamesRandalholm; Raynerholme; Kirkhaugh
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishAlston Moor

Large house, of several periods, incorporating a C14 tower. The west range consists of two C16 builds linked by an added staircase bay to the tower of late C17 appearance with C18 alterations. C19 additions include a washhouse to the east and a porch to the north side. The west range is of coursed rubble with quoins. The tower is of large sandstone blocks with quoins and a moulded cornice with two blank shields on each of the north and south sides. The replacement Welsh slate roof has corniced stone end chimneys. A former house, the oldest part of the west range, is now a byre. Tower has segmental barrel vault to ground floor; remains of mural stairs. (Listed Building Report)

Adjacent to the Hall is a range containing a bastle. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Bastle in range attached to Randalholme Hall. This is certainly a building of two storeys with the lower storey used as an animal brye and of C16 date but whether this building attached to tower house can really be thought of a pele-house type bastle depends somewhat on the strictness of definitions.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceNY707485
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  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 41