Keys to the Past

Lower Stobbylee bastle (Bellingham)

Stobbylea, Bellingham. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Stobbylea, Bellingham. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The ruins of a farm lie next to a stream on the south-east slopes of Ealinghamrigg Common. The remains include those of a bastle and outbuilding, a later building, a series of walled enclosures and pens. The bastle measures 10.5m by 7m with walls about 1.

Reference number:N7977
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; D Smith
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1977; S Ainsworth
FIELD SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
FIELD OBSERVATION, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bellingham


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