Keys to the Past

Carrycoats Hall (Birtley)

This house was built in the mid-19th century but seems to have been built around an earlier building. Old documents from 1541 record a bastle at Carrycoats and some of the walls of the house are like those of a bastle, built of rough rubble walling with large roughly-shaped corner stones. The oldest part of the building measures 7.7m by 6m and its walls are about 0.9m thick. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N9189
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Green Rigg Wind Farm: cumulative review of landscape and visual and archaeological issues 2006; Northern Archaeological Associates



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Birtley


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