Keys to the Past

West Fleetham Farmhouse (Beadnell)

West Fleetham Farmhouse, Beadnell. Photo by Peter Ryder.
West Fleetham Farmhouse, Beadnell. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This is the site of an old bastle, a fortified house built as a defence against raiders from Scotland. Many traces of the bastle can be seen built into the current L-shaped farmhouse. The ground floor probably originally had two rooms, which may have be

Reference number:N4971
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; J H Ostridge

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Beadnell

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