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Woodhouses Bastlehouse, Harbottle

Description: Woodhouses Bastlehouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 236176

OS Grid Reference: NT9658200288
OS Grid Coordinates: 396582, 600288
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2967, -2.0554

Location: Harbottle, Northumberland NE65 7AN

Locality: Harbottle
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 7AN

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There is also a scheduled monument, Bastle, 100m South-West of Holystone Grange, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

NT 90 SE
21/89 Woodhouses Bastle-
21/10/53 house (formerly
listed as Woodhouses


Bastlehouse. Dated 1602 WP BP TAM. WP stands for William Potte who owned land
here. The building however may be C16 and the datestone an insertion.

Random rubble. Largely roofless but some stone slates remain. 2 storeys.
37 ft. by 25 ft.

Ground floor door in north gable end has slightly-chamfered alternating-block
surround. Above the lintel is the inscribed datestone with a short hoodmould
over and a relieving arch on top. This is an unusual arrangment and may be an

On long east side 2 small slit windows on ground floor and 2 square windows to
lst floor with holes for iron bars.

West side has two C19 4-light mullioned windows.

1st floor doorway in south gable is C19 replacement.

Interior: tunnel-vaulted ground floor. Later stone stairs pierce vault in
south east corner.

Shielings and Bastles: Ramm McDowall and Mercer. HMSO 1970.

Listing NGR: NT9658200288

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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