Keys to the Past

Ashcroft Bastle (Bardon Mill)

Ashcroft Cottages, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Ashcroft Cottages, Bardon Mill. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Ashcroft Farm is a 19th century farmhouse, but to the south are a pair of cottages formed from a range of interesting bastles. The eastern building is the earlier and 9.3m long by 6.3m wide with 1m thick walls. The second half of the cottages is made up of three other buildings, an extension to the eastern bastle, a second bastle building and the third was a single storey block. This range of buildings was built in the late 16th or 17th century as a protection against raiders.

Reference number:N6860
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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