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Willimontswyke (Bardon Mill)

Willimoteswick gatehouse, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Willimoteswick gatehouse, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This is a fortified manor house or bastle with a ruined gatehouse, three stories high. The windows and chimneys date from the early 16th century. Joining the gate house is a series of farm buildings. On south-east corner of the main farmhouse is a tower. The earliest parts of the complex belong to the 14th century, but the surrounding walls and much of the farmhouse belong to the 16th century and the gatehouse belongs to the 17th century. This is a Scheduled Monument and a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N6833
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
TIMBER SAMPLING, Willimoteswick: tree-ring analysis 2009; English Heritage
BUILDING SURVEY, The Gatehouse, Willimoteswick 2009; Archaeological Services Durham University

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bardon Mill

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