Keys to the Past

Glenwhelt bastle (Greenhead)

Glenwhelt bastle, Greenhead. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Glenwhelt bastle, Greenhead. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Glenwhelt bastle was probably converted to a house in the 18th century as there is an inscription over the doorway dated 1757. The bastle lies in the rear of the house and despite this change in use, there are still a number of original features visible. These include an original wall 1.25m thick and a first floor doorway (now blocked). The 18th century part of the house also has some interesting original features from this time. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N6083
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Greenhead


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