Keys to the Past

Old Town bastle (Allendale)

Byre doorway in the western bastle at Old Town, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Byre doorway in the western bastle at Old Town, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The northern farm at Old Town has a three-part range of farm buildings with a farmhouse at the centre. The buildings at both ends of the range are bastles and the farmhouse seems to be 18th century and later.

Of the western bastle the only original

Reference number:N7286
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; A S Phillips
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1965; R W Emsley
FIELD OBSERVATION, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Allendale


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