Keys to the Past

Barn Leenook, Lee (Hexhamshire and District)

Barnlee Nook, Hexhamshire Low Quarter. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Barnlee Nook, Hexhamshire Low Quarter. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The west end wall of an old farm building has certain characteristics that suggest it might have been a bastle. These include a boulder plinth around the base of the building, massive corner stones and the fact it is over one metre thick. The building has now been converted into a house.

Reference number:N8344
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 Hexhamshire and District
Local History of Hexhamshire and District


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