Ravenstonedale Church Pele
Has been described as a Possible Pele Tower
There are masonry footings remains
|Name||Ravenstonedale Church Pele
Ruins and foundations, immediately N of St Oswald's Church are presumably those of a small establishment or cell of the Gilbertine Canons of Watton (Yorks) to whom the vill of Ravenstonedale was given probably late in C12 The remains stand in places to a height of 5'-6' and the foundations were excavated in 1928-9. The SE wing was perhaps the earliest part and the remains appear to date from C14-C15 (RCHME).
Full excavation report, photos, etc. (Frankland).
The exposed remains are partly free-standing and partly below ground level. No recognisable features remain to date the structures which appear to consist of some nondescript external walling with internal walls dividing up small rooms. There is also a drain or culvert leading to the stream on the east side. A levelled platform to the north, outside the churchyard wall, probably represents the site of further remains (Field Investigators Comments–BH Pritchard/12-MAR-74).
The remains beside the church were re-excavated in 1988-9 and afterwards consolidated. They are now in a stable condition (Amy Lax/20-AUG-1993/RCHME: Howgill Fells Project– ref. Turnbull and Walsh).
The remains include the foundations of C14 or C15 pele tower. Plan and illustration (Perriam and Robinson). (PastScape)
This site is a scheduled monument protected by law
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
|OS Map Grid Reference||NY722042