Keys to the Past

Linden House (Humshaugh)

Linden House bastle, Humshaugh. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Linden House bastle, Humshaugh. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Linden House was created in the 19th century probably by combining two or three separate properties. One of the walls in the house is 1.3m thick and may have been part of a 16th or 17th century bastle house. The history of the building is difficult to make out as there seem to be at least six different phases of building. The original house may have been converted into a bastle in the early 17th century, but there is not yet enough evidence to prove this. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N9317
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

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Source of Reference
Local History of Humshaugh

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