Keys to the Past

Bastle at The Golf House, Chesterwood (Haydon)

Chesterwood bastle 5, Haydon. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Chesterwood bastle 5, Haydon. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The remains of a post-medieval bastle are built into the outbuildings of an 18th century cottage at Chesterwood, Haydon. The bastle is one of five fortified houses at Chesterwood. The cottage is known as `The Golf House' and `The Old Pele House'. Local tradition is that an 18th century celebrity, Frank Stokoe, lived here. The bastle is known by archaeologists as Chesterwood V. This is a Scheduled Monument and Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7565
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
TRIAL TRENCH, Chesterwood Bastle (The Golf House), Haydon Bridge 2009; Alan Williams Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Haydon

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