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Hesleywell Bastle (Hexhamshire and District)

Hesleywell bastle, Hexhamshire. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Hesleywell bastle, Hexhamshire. Photo by Peter Ryder.

A late 16th or early 17th century bastle stands near Hesleywell Farmhouse and is used as an outbuilding. It measures about 10m long by 7m wide and has stone walls over one metre thick. A number of original features can still be seen, such as the doorway (now a window), narrow openings, or slit vents, and original trusses in the roof. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N8370
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
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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