Keys to the Past

High Close (Allendale)

Ruined bastle at High Close, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Ruined bastle at High Close, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.

A ruined bastle stands at High Close. It measured about 9m by 6.5m with walls up to 1.1m thick. The byre doorway stands at the centre of the east end and has a monolithic lintel, but has been blocked up. A splayed loop, or small opening, in the west end is the only other original bastle feature still visible. Nearby are other ruined walls and one may be the fragments of another, unrecorded, bastle.

Reference number:N7305
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
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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