Keys to the Past

No.1 Golden Square (Haltwhistle)

1 Golden Square, Haltwhistle. Photo by Peter Ryder.
1 Golden Square, Haltwhistle. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The oldest part of this building is a post-medieval bastle, probably built in the late 16th or early 17th century. Although the building has been altered in later years there are several features typical of bastles. These include very thick walls and a plinth around the base of the walls made from massive boulders.

Reference number:N6712
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

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Source of Reference
Local History of Haltwhistle

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