Keys to the Past

Newbiggin Hill Cottage bastle (Hexhamshire and District)

Newbiggin Hall Cottage, Hexhamshire Low Quarter. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Newbiggin Hall Cottage, Hexhamshire Low Quarter. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This cottage was originally a bastle. It would have measured about 9.5m long by 6.9m wide but has been extended and altered. The walls are built of large stones and are just over one metre thick. On the south side the base of the wall has a boulder plinth and there is also a narrow opening or slit through the wall. Traces of an upper doorway can also be seen in this wall.

Reference number:N8762
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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