Keys to the Past

Farmbuildings north of Westside Farmhouse (Allendale)

Bastle at Westside Farm, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Bastle at Westside Farm, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Amongst the farm buildings at Westside is a well preserved bastle or bastle-type house. It has all features of a bastle except its walls are relatively thin, being about 75cm thick. It was probably built in about 1610 and had living space above a cowshed. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N6345
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 Allendale

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