Hesley Hirst (Wark)
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.
|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