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Whitshields bastle (Bardon Mill)

Whitshields bastle, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Whitshields bastle, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Whiteshields is a T-shaped house with walls over a metre thick. This was probably a large bastle, a fortified farmhouse built as protection against raiders. It was probably built in the early 17th century.

Reference number:N6612
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 Bardon Mill

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