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East Ealingham bastle (Bellingham)

East Ealingham bastle, Bellingham. Photo by Peter Ryder.
East Ealingham bastle, Bellingham. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The ruins of East Ealingham farm include a bastle of 16th or early 17th century date. It measures 11.2m by 7.4m with walls about 1.4m thick, except for the east end which is only 0.7m thick. Despite some alterations and partial collapse many original features are still visible, including the byre doorway, a quenching hole, draw bar tunnels, wall cupboard, and slit vents. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N7989
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
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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