Keys to the Past

Brinkheugh (Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst)

Brinkheugh, Brinkburn. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Brinkheugh, Brinkburn. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Late 17th century south door at Brinkheugh, Brinkburn. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Late 17th century south door at Brinkheugh, Brinkburn. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Brinkheugh is a small manor house and is made up of two blocks: one a late 17th century building and the other a bastle of around 1600 in date. The bastle forms the rear of the manor house and there are quite a few original features, including original doorways, a window with an iron grille, and boulder plinth. The front block of the house probably dates to after 1660 and is inscribed above the doorway BIM 16.. These are thought to be the initials of James and Margaret Bilton who bought the property in the 1660s. This is a Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N11311
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1957; E Geary
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1971; B H Pritchard



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst
Local History of Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst


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