Keys to the Past

Chesterwood Farmhouse (Haydon)

Chesterwood bastle 4, Haydon. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Chesterwood bastle 4, Haydon. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The original part of Chesterwood Farmhouse may have been a bastle. It has one huge upstanding boulder in the plinth at the north east corner and the walls are at least 0.9m thick. When the house was renovated some years ago an upper doorway was seen in the south wall as well as evidence that the walls had been heightened by 0.6m or so, to the present level.

Reference number:N7593
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 Haydon

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