Keys to the Past

Hesley Hirst (Wark)

Ruined bastles at Hesley Hirst, Wark. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Ruined bastles at Hesley Hirst, Wark. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The ruins of the long-abandoned farm of Hesley Hirst stand on a spur of land on the south side of the Houxty Burn. There is a stone enclosure containing two ranges of buildings, including a hay barn and other structures of 18th or early 19th century date. Two other structures, with thick stone walls, may be the remains of a late 16th or early 17th century bastles.

Reference number:N7734
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 Wark

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