Keys to the Past

Hope Farmhouse (Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst)

West end of Hope Farmhouse, Brinkburn. Photo by Peter Ryder.
West end of Hope Farmhouse, Brinkburn. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Although Hope farmhouse is a fairly modern building, the north-west wall stands on older foundations. These have previously been described as a bastle. The lower courses of the north-west wall are built of rough stones of various sizes but only measure 0.6m thick. The walls of a bastle are usually over one metre thick and its identification as a bastle must remain uncertain.

Reference number:N2936
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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


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