Keys to the Past

Turf House Farmhouse (Hexhamshire and District)

Turf House, Hexhamshire. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Turf House, Hexhamshire. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This is an early 18th century farmhouse. However, a survey of the building in the 1990s traced the earliest documentary reference to a building here to 1547. The survey also found that there may have been as many as five separate phases of development at the farmhouse and although no part of the building can be dated before about 1700 there are hints of an earlier phase. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N8351
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):BUILDING SURVEY, Turf House, Hexhamshire; an historical and structural analysis 1994; P Ryder
FIELD 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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