Keys to the Past

Townfoot Farm, East Woodburn (Corsenside)

Bastle at Townfoot Farm, Corsenside. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Bastle at Townfoot Farm, Corsenside. Photo by Peter Ryder.

Amongst the farm buildings is a bastle. One end of it survives incorporated into a small building at the west end of the farmhouse. It has walls 0.8m thick and measured 6.5m wide. The central doorway survives and has a Roman altar built into one side. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N9369
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
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

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Source of Reference
Local History of Corsenside

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