Keys to the Past

Moor Houses Farmhouse and attached range (Allendale)

Moor Houses, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Moor Houses, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The derelict farm of Moor Houses stands on the east side of Allendale. The western part of a range of buildings to the west of the farmhouse is a bastle. It has walls about 0.8m thick and in the centre of the west wall is the original byre doorway, now blocked. Several other bastle features can be seen including various blocked openings. The bastle was extended in the 17th century and the latest farmhouse was added in the 19th century. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7303
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

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Source of Reference
Local History of Allendale

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