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Halton Lea Farmhouse (Hartleyburn)

Halton Lea Farmhouse
Halton Lea Farmhouse

The earliest parts of this farmhouse date to the late 16th or early 17th century. Some of the walls are more than one metre thick and they belong to a bastle. This early type of defended farmhouse has been added to and altered in the 19th century. It is difficult to see any other features that belong to the bastle as the farmhouse as render and plaster cover the walls, but there may be hints of a boulder plinth at the east end. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5963
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
FIELD OBSERVATION, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Hartleyburn

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