Hunter Oak (Allendale)
The ruins of an old building stand in a field wall near the present farm of Hunter Oak. It is a rectangular building about 8m long by 6m wide with walls about 0.8m thick. The west end of the building was still standing about 2.5m high in the 1990s, but the east and north walls have fallen down. The building has some characteristics of a bastle, such as a slit vent and rubble walls, but is not a typical example because of the thin walls.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)|
|Event(s):||FIELD OBSERVATION, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER|
Source of Reference
Local History of Allendale
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