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White Leas House medieval longhouse and post-medieval bastle (Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh)

White Lea bastle, Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh. Photo by Peter Ryder.
White Lea bastle, Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The building later called White Lea House was built as a longhouse in the medieval period. In the late 16th or early 17th century it was rebuilt as bastle. It was altered again in the late 17th and 18th centuries. White Leas House is a Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N6305
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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Source of Reference
Local History of Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh


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