Keys to the Past

Bastle at Colwell Demesne (Chollerton)

Colwell Demesne bastle, Chollerton. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Colwell Demesne bastle, Chollerton. Photo by Peter Ryder.

The farm of Colwell Demesne was once a bastle built as a defence against attacks for reivers. One of the largest stones had letters carved on it, and it may be a reused carving of Roman date. The building has been much altered in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Reference number:N9261
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 Chollerton

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