Keys to the Past

Oakpool bastle (Allendale)

Oakpool bastle, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Oakpool bastle, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The bastle forms the south end of a range of later buildings. It has many bastle features, including a boulder plinth, large quoins, and walls between 0.9m and 1m thick. Most of the openings are 18th and 19th century but there are two older blocked slits in the basement and small loop on the first floor.

Reference number:N7309
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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