Keys to the Past

Doddington Bastle (Doddington)

Doddington Bastle. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Doddington Bastle. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The ruins of a strong house stand at Doddington. It was built in 1584 Sir Thomas Grey of Chillingham. The plan is T-shaped with a three-storey main and projecting three-storey stair tower. It originally had a datestone but this was removed to Ewart Park. The building stood complete until 1896, when the eastern part collapsed in a gale. It is built of massive coursed blocks of roughly squared sandstone. What survives today are the west end, the south and west walls of the stair turret and the lower part of the north wall. This is a Scheduled Monument and Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N2137
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY, Doddington Bastle survey 2005; English Heritage
BUILDING SURVEY, Doddington Bastle, Doddington, Northumberland: Archaeological Recording 2005/6 2006; P Ryder

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Doddington

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