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Bastle at Millhouse Grange (Bardon Mill)

Roof beams inside The Bastle at Millhouse Grange, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Roof beams inside The Bastle at Millhouse Grange, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The Bastle at Millhouse Grange, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.
The Bastle at Millhouse Grange, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.

A post-medieval bastle stands in the grounds of Millhouse Grange and is now used as a store and garage. The walls are over 1m thick and built of large blocks of stone with a boulder plinth around two sides. Although it was altered in the 18th or 19th century, many original features have survived. They include slit vents, upper doorway, drawbar tunnel, an unusual small square window, and a roof truss. The bastle probably had an attic floor as well. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N6839
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
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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