Keys to the Past

Knockburn probable bastle (Allendale)

Probable bastle at Knockburn, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Probable bastle at Knockburn, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.

On the west bank of the Knockshield Burn is Knockburn farmhouse. The central part of the house is a bastle. Although it has been altered since the 1980s, some characteristic bastle features are still visible. They include a boulder plinth and typical long quoins, as well as some blocked slit vents.

Reference number:N7471
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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