Keys to the Past

Alton Sides bastles (Haydon)

Alton Side bastles. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Alton Side bastles. Photo by Peter Ryder.

A pair of post-medieval bastles stand side by side at Alton Side. They were built in the 16th century and altered in the 18th and 20th centuries. The western bastle is the oldest building and was extended to the east to make another bastle. A number of original features survive, including the walls between 1m and 1.2m thick, as well as a blocked first floor doorway. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7609
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Haydon

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