Keys to the Past

Low Bishopside bastle (Allendale)

Ruins of Low Bishopside bastle, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Ruins of Low Bishopside bastle, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.

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.

Reference number:N7302
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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