Keys to the Past

Linn View (West Allen)

Ruins of a bastle at Linn View, West Allen. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Ruins of a bastle at Linn View, West Allen. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The ruins of Linn View stand on the steep hillside below the hamlet of Limestone Braes. It is the remains of an early 17th century bastle. The remains include a single north-south range. The bastle remains stand to the north of the range, while to the south are the remains of a later 17th or early 18th century farmstead. A further extension was added in the later 18th century. Although now in a ruined state this is a good example of a bastle in Allendale.

Reference number:N6315
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

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Source of Reference
Local History of West Allen

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