Keys to the Past

Stone Hall bastle (Henshaw)

Stone Hall Farmhouse bastle, Henshaw. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Stone Hall Farmhouse bastle, Henshaw. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The farmhouse at Stone Hall looks like a standard 19th century farmhouse, but a closer look shows there is a much older building there. The original building is a 16th or early 17th century bastle that has been altered in the 19th century. Only a few clues to its original form can be seen outside, including massive corner stones and a boulder plinth.

Reference number:N6846
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 Henshaw

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