Keys to the Past

Midgeholm Bastle (Bardon Mill)

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

This isolated bastle lies on the west side of the Allen valley. There is a long range of farmhouses with the remains of the bastle at its east end. Only the north and east walls of the original building survive. They are about 1m thick. An original doorway can be seen in the east end of the building. The rest of the farmhouse was built on to the bastle in the 19th century.

Reference number:N6843
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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