Keys to the Past

West Wharmley bastle (Haydon)

West Wharmley bastle, Haydon. Photo by Peter Ryder.
West Wharmley bastle, Haydon. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The east range of farm buildings at West Wharmley Farmhouse contain the remains of a bastle. It was built in the 17th century, and later altered. It is built of massive rubble stones and has an original slit window on the ground floor as well as upper and lower doorways in the west wall. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7610
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 Haydon


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