Keys to the Past

The Riding Farmhouse bastle (Bellingham)

The oldest part of the farmhouse is a bastle house. It measures 11m by 6.4m and has been extended in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The bastle is built of massive stones and has walls up to 1.3m thick. The doorway in the south side of the building is thought to be an original feature of the bastle but no other features are visible. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7981
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; D Smith

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bellingham

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