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Haggburn Gate (Allendale)

Bastle at Haggburn Gate, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Bastle at Haggburn Gate, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Inside the bastle at Haggburn Gate, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Inside the bastle at Haggburn Gate, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.

An outbuilding at Haggburn Gate is a post-medieval bastle. It is attached to the end of a small 19th century farmhouse. The bastle has walls about one metre thick, with long angle quoins and a boulder plinth - all features typical of the bastles in Allendale. Despite repairs and rebuilding on the outside, there are still many original features inside the building. They include original beams, hearth corbels and roof trusses.

Reference number:N7477
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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