Keys to the Past

Ridley Bastle (Bardon Mill)

Original byre entrance at Ridley Bastle, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Original byre entrance at Ridley Bastle, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This bastle, a fortified farmhouse was built in the late 16th or early 17th century. It has two storeys and measures about 10m by 7m. The side walls are about 0.8m thick and the end walls over 1m. It is a typical example of the type of bastle found in this area. It was heavily altered in 1960. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N6834
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; D A Davies
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; E C Waight
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ridley Bastle. An Archaeological Field Observation 1992; P RYDER
PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Ridley Bastle. An Archaeological Photographic Survey 1992; P RYDER
WATCHING BRIEF, Ridley Bastle. An Archaeological Account and Watching Brief 1992; P RYDER



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bardon Mill


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