Keys to the Past

Stone House, Kielder Water (Falstone)

The remains of a 16th century bastle now lie submerged in Kielder Water reservoir. Before it was flooded in the 1980s the site was excavated and recorded in 1972 by the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle. They found the bastle had been reused and rebuilt, probably in the 19th century. The bastle measured 12m by 7.2m and had walls of enormous thicknesses, varying between 1.4m and 1.8m thick. Around the bastle are areas of ridge and furrow field systems, stone walls and trackways.

Reference number:N6978
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):MEASURED SURVEY, Excavation and Survey on the Starsley Burn, North Tynedale, 1972 1972

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Source of Reference
Local History of Falstone

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