Keys to the Past

White Heather Cottage (Bardon Mill)

White Heather Cottage, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.
White Heather Cottage, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The thickness of the walls at White Heather Cottage show that it must once have been a bastle, a fortified farmhouse. The main body of the house measures about 9m by 6.2m. No old features can be seen, and the building was much altered in the 18th century. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N6845
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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