Keys to the Past

Shorngate possible bastle (Allendale)

Remains of a possible bastle at Shorngate, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Remains of a possible bastle at Shorngate, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Shorngate farmhouse stands in ruins and was thought at one time to be a bastle. However, it seems more likely that it was a late 17th or early 18th century house.

Reference number:N7189
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Allendale


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