Keys to the Past

West Fenwick (Matfen)

South-east view of the former farmhouse at West Fenwick. Photo by Peter Ryder.
South-east view of the former farmhouse at West Fenwick. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The original byre doorway of West Fenwick bastle. Photo by Peter Ryder.
The original byre doorway of West Fenwick bastle. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The former cruck barn at West Fenwick. Photo by Peter Ryder.
The former cruck barn at West Fenwick. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The former farmhouse of West Fenwick is now incorporated into a range of farm buildings. The farmhouse consists of a bastle of late 16th or early 17th century date. It was extended in the late 18th or early 19th century by adding further building to the west.

Reference number:N10386
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):BUILDING SURVEY, West Fenwick Farm, Fenwick, Northumberland: historic building survey 2013; Alan Williams Archaeology
WATCHING BRIEF, Archaeological watching brief at West Fenwick Farm (units 4, 5, 6 and 7) 2015; Archaeological Research Services

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Source of Reference
Local History of Matfen


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