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Low Limestone Braes (West Allen)

Possible bastle at Low Limestone Brae, West Allen. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Possible bastle at Low Limestone Brae, West Allen. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This is a row of building running north-south along the steep valley side. The present house is the second part from the south of the five-part range. It has thick stone walls with an unclear date carved over the door. New windows were added in the late 17th or early 18th century. To the south of the house is a farmbuilding of 19th century date. It is thought that the present farmhouse replaces an earlier bastle.

Reference number:N6316
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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