Keys to the Past

Hope Head farmhouse and farm buildings (Allendale)

Hope Head bastle, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Hope Head bastle, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The farm buildings next to Hope Head farmhouse have their origins in the late 16th or early 17th century when they were built as a bastle. The farm house was built in the late 18th or early 19th century. Although the bastle was altered in later centuries there are still many original features. They include walls over one metre thick, the byre entrance doorway with a massive stone lintel, a small window, an original beam carrying the first floor, an upper doorway. This is one of the best preserved bastle houses in Northumberland and is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7092
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 Allendale

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