Keys to the Past

Bastle near Ray Cottages (Kirkwhelpington)

Ruined bastle near Ray Cottages, Kirkwhelpington. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Ruined bastle near Ray Cottages, Kirkwhelpington. Photo by Peter Ryder.

This bastle was built in the post-medieval period. The ruins survive in the grounds of Ray Castle. The bastle is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N9419
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT, Steadings windfarm - cultural heritage impact, including assessment of cumulative effects 2007; Oxford Archaeological Associates

To find out more about a particular site, please click the Identify button (i) on the toolbar, then click the site on the map.
The Historic maps option is only available when the map scale is between 2500 and 10000.




See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington


Disclaimer -

Please note that this information has been compiled from a number of different sources. Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy contained therein. If you wish to use/copy any of the images, please ensure that you read the Copyright information provided.