Keys to the Past

Mortley bastle (Wark)

Ruins of Mortley bastle, Wark. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Ruins of Mortley bastle, Wark. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The present farmhouse at Mortley is of 19th century date, but forms part of a range of farm buildings. The easternmost part of this range is a ruined bastle, a fortified farmhouse of late 16th or early 17th century date. It has thick stone walls. The inside of the ruin is largely infilled with rubble. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N7717
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

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Source of Reference
Local History of Wark

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