Keys to the Past

Sinderhope Shield (Allendale)

Sinderhope Shield bastle, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Sinderhope Shield bastle, Allendale. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The range of buildings west of Sinderhope Farmhouse includes a bastle that was extended in the 17th and 18th centuries. The original bastle was very substantial with walls up to 1.4m thick. Some original features survive, including a byre doorway and a slit vent, but virtually everything else is later. The extension to the bastle is built in the same tradition but has thinner walls. It may be mid 17th century or even later and is a puzzling building to date. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7478
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
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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