East Stonehouse Dentdale
Has been described as a Questionable Bastle
There are no visible remains
|Name||East Stonehouse Dentdale
Kevin Lancaster writes; '... probably a reference to the quality of the land,... there are references in the Compoti Rolls from 1372 to 1457 to a stonehouse, but nothing on the ground.' (1993); Land held by Hospitallers 1290.
J Marsh writes; '... in Auten Gill there were a number of stoneworking 'mills'... The name refers to stoneworking of Dent 'marble'. Should not be included. As all houses were stone in this area, unlike the Solway Plain where the term 'stonehouse' was rare.
Was Dent 'marble' quarried in the 14th century, or is this a co-incidence of names? Needs for more information. (Perriam and Robinson 1998)
This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law
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|OS Map Grid Reference||SD771859