Keys to the Past

Farnalees Bastle (Bardon Mill)

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

The abandoned farm of Farnalees lies on the west side of the Allen valley on the south edge of the ravine of the Farnalees Burn. The ruined farmhouse was originally a bastle, a fortified farmhouse. It measures about 10m by 6m and has heavy stone walls. Although originally built in the 16th or early 17th century, it was much modified in the 19th century. Unfortunately the building is now much ruined.

Reference number:N6842
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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