Low Bishopside bastle (Allendale)
The ruins of Low Bishopside stand between the East Allen valley and a tributary. The eastern part of the ruin is a bastle or bastle-type building with side walls 0.9m thick and end walls 1.3m thick. A 17th century extension has been built onto the west end. This is one of a group of small bastles in the area which may be slightly earlier that the majority of examples.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)|
|Event(s):||PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER|
BUILDING SURVEY, Low Bishopside Bastle Consolidation 2006; Countryside Consultants
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Source of Reference
Local History of Allendale
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