Keys to the Past

Shildon House (Blanchland)

Shildon, near Blanchland. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1991.
Shildon, near Blanchland. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1991.

This is a 16th or 17th century bastle, a fortified house built as protection against attacks from Border reivers.

Reference number:N8427
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Blanchland


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