Keys to the Past

Old Peacock House (Hexhamshire and District)

Old Peacock House, Hexhamshire. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Old Peacock House, Hexhamshire. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This old farmhouse was abandoned in the early 20th century and a new one built nearby. All that survives are the outlines of the walls covered in turf. The building measures about 8.85m long by 5.9m wide and the south wall measures nearly one metre thick. It has been suggested that it may be the ruins of a late 16th or early 17th century bastle.

Reference number:N8354
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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