Keys to the Past

Penpeugh bastle (Bardon Mill)

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

Penpeugh is a remote farm high on Ridley Common. The barn on the south side of the farmhouse was originally a bastle. The original structure was about 9m by 6m and had thick stone walls. It was probably built in the late 16th or early 17th century, though alterations were made in the 18th century. The bastle is unusual in having its main ground floor entrance in the long wall. Usually they were found in the shorter wall of the building. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N6844
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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