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Whitlow III bastle (Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh)

Whitlow III farmbuilding, Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Whitlow III farmbuilding, Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh. Photo by Peter Ryder.

About 120m north-west of Whitlow Farmhouse is a derelict range of farm buildings that was originally a bastle. It was built in the late 16th or early 17th century and altered later that century. It is one of three bastles at Whitlow, the others being called Whitlow I and Whitlow II. The thickest wall of the bastle is about 0.9m thick and original byre doorway stands in the south end wall. Other original features include some small blocked openings at ground and first floors. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5943
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
BUILDING SURVEY, Two Former Houses at Whitlow, South Tynedale. An Archaeological and Architectural Assessment, December 2006 2006; P Ryder
BUILDING SURVEY, Whitlow III 2007; P Ryder
WATCHING BRIEF, Whitlow Bastle (Whitlow III) 2010; Alan Williams Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh


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