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Description: Akeld Bastle and Attached Walling to South
Date Listed: 14 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 237580
OS Grid Reference: NT9576729408
OS Grid Coordinates: 395767, 629408
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5583, -2.0686
NT 92 NE AKELD AKELD
8/4 Akeld Bastle and
Bastle-house forerunner, now animal shelter. Late medieval, upper storey
probably rebuilt late C16 or C17. Random rubble walls 5 ft. thick with dressed
stone quoins. Welsh slate roof.
2 storeys c.62 x 25 ft.
Original doorway to right of long west wall has chamfered surround with drawbar
holes. Relieving arch over. Later door to left. 3 small shuttered windows
on 1st floor. Gabled roof with flat raised coping.
On right return a double outside stone stair to boarded 1st floor door.
On left return 4 slit windows to ground floor. Dovecote above with five stone
alighting ledges and 12 holes in stone screens.
Interior has impressive high round tunnel vault.
Field wall attached on right return and stretching c.1OO yards south is very
substantially constructed, over 5 ft. high, has a pronounced batter and may
partly represent the former barmkin.
Northumberland County History Vol.
Archeologia Aeliana 3rd Series IX (1913).
Listing NGR: NT9576729408
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