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Burnt Walls Bastle (Coanwood)

Burnt Walls bastle, Coanwood. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Burnt Walls bastle, Coanwood. Photo by Peter Ryder.

A ruinous bastle with walls over 1m thick stands on the south side of the valley of the Fell Burn. The west end stands to around 1m high, but the other walls are more ruinous. No original architectural features survive. Only the foundations survive of a second building on the west end of the bastle.

Reference number:N6333
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 Coanwood

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