Old Man's Sheel (Bellingham)
This is an isolated single storey cottage, probably of 18th century date. It has been suggested that this might be the site of a building called the Scele, which is mentioned in 1303, but there is no firm evidence to support this. Remains of other buildings and structures lie to the south-west and survive as grass covered footings and, although there is nothing to support the claim that there is a bastle here, the character of the exposed fabric would not discount it.
|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 Bellingham
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