Keys to the Past

Farmbuildings, Old Town (Allendale)

Wester Old Town, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Wester Old Town, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Part of a range of farm buildings at Old Town is a bastle and date back to the late 16th or early 17th century. It has been altered in later years and was partly rebuilt in 1984. A barn is dated 1821 on the door lintel. The only remains of the bastle today is a very thick east wall, over one metre wide. The other walls are much thinner and probably date to 18th century remodelling. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7287
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Wester Old Town former house and barns. An historical and structural assessment. 2002
WATCHING BRIEF, Old Town Farm, Catton 2003; North Pennines Archaeology Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Allendale

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