Keys to the Past

Riding Hill (Allendale)

In the 1980s the ruins of a bastle were recorded at Riding Hill. It measured about 9m by 7m with an east wall 1.25m thick with the original byre doorway standing at the centre. The west wall was 1.05m thick and stood next to a 19th century farmhouse. The bastle remains were demolished in the 1990s when the farmhouse was altered and extended.

Reference number:N7306
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Allendale


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