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Lingyclose Bastles (Coanwood)

Lingyclose bastle doorway, Coanwood. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Lingyclose bastle doorway, Coanwood. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Two ruinous bastles, probably 16th century, sit on the east side of the valley of the South Tyne with commanding wide views of the valley. One bastle is slightly earlier in date than the other (the earliest has thicker walls) and both still have their byre doorways.

Reference number:N5957
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

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Source of Reference
Local History of Coanwood

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