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Dale House and Dale Cottage (Humshaugh)

Dale House and Dale Cottage, Humshaugh. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Dale House and Dale Cottage, Humshaugh. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This pair of houses were built in the 17th century and altered in the 19th and later 20th centuries. Dale House is the larger building and was built as a bastle, probably in the early 17th century. Although it was completely rebuilt in 1667 it still has some typical bastle features, including its central byre doorway in the east wall and large quoin stones at the south-east corner. A datestone over the doorway records the initials TD and MD and the date 1667. Dale Cottage was built a little later in the 17th century and was also a bastle. Here, the south wall and east gable date from this time, but the cottage has also been remodelled, probably in the later 18th century. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N9334
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building
Event(s):BUILDING SURVEY, Dale House and Dale Cottage, Humshaugh 1988
FIELD OBSERVATION, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Humshaugh

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