Keys to the Past

Whiteley Shield Farmhouse (West Allen)

Bastle ruin at Whiteley Shield, West Allen. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Bastle ruin at Whiteley Shield, West Allen. Photo by Peter Ryder.

These are the very ruined remains of a bastle. The original building was probably built in the 16th century, but an additional bastle building was added either later in the 16th or early 17th century. A final extension was added in the late 18th or early 19th century. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7083
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 West Allen


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