Keys to the Past

The Old School House, South Charlton (Eglingham)

Old Schoolhouse at South Charlton, Eglingham. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Old Schoolhouse at South Charlton, Eglingham. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The Old School House is a much altered bastle. It was built in the 16th or early 17th century and altered in Tudor style about 1840 to make it into the local schoolmaster's house. The walls are about 90cm thick on the ground floor but get thinner on the upper floor. Some original bastle features have survived, including a blocked byre doorway and a blocked slit, or narrow opening. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5051
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Eglingham


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