Keys to the Past

The Bastle, Coldtown (Corsenside)

Cold Town bastle, Corsenside. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Cold Town bastle, Corsenside. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This building is a former bastle house and has been used as a barn or store in the past, but has now been converted into a dwelling. The bastle measures 34 feet (10.3m) by 21 feet (6.4m) and is built of characteristically large and roughly squared and coursed stone blocks. Few original features are visible on the outside of the building, except for a square-headed byre doorway in the west end. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7961
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 Corsenside

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