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Monument Number 15783

Hob Uid: 15783
Location :
Grid Ref : NY7398085480
Summary : Remains of probable pele at Smalesmouth. The 1 metre thick stone walls survive up to maximum of 1.6 metres high and define an L-shaped building, thought to have been a pele tower. The remains of probably contemporary, stone-walled stock enclosures lie to the north of the tower, suggesting that the site may have been a fortified farmstead.
More information : NY 73988548 Smalemouth Pele (rems of) (1)

The remains of a building measuring 6.0m square internally between walls 1.0m thick which stand to a maximum height of 1.6m. An entrance is in the west end of the north wall. The building has at one time continued to the east in an 'L' shaped extension which has been extensively robbed and is now only visible as low (0.2m maximum height) turf-covered footings. About 30.0m to the north are remains of probably contemporary turf-covered stone-walled stock enclosures set up against a field wall.

The whole appears to have been a defensive farmstead incorporating a pele. Surveyed at 1:2500. (2)

This building is distinctly bastle-shaped. (3)

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Source details : Forestry Comm 6 & antiquity records
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Source details : F1 ISS 25-MAY-77
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Pele Tower, Stock Enclosure, Farmstead
Evidence : Ruined Building, Structure, Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1550-1699
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1550
Monument Type : Bastle
Evidence : Ruined Building

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 78 NW 13
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Start Date : 1957-11-25
End Date : 1957-11-25