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Hole Bastle, 20 Yards North of Hole Farmhouse, Bellingham

Description: Hole Bastle, 20 Yards North of Hole Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 239410

OS Grid Reference: NY8670584664
OS Grid Coordinates: 386705, 584664
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1561, -2.2102

Location: Bellingham, Northumberland NE48 2EQ

Locality: Bellingham
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE48 2EQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Bastle and Round Cairn at Hole Farm, 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


6/29 Hole bastle, 20 yards
north of Hole farmhouse


Bastle house. C16. Long sides heightened and 1st floor windows added C18.
Random rubble 4½ ft thick with boulder plinth and stone slate roof. 2½ storeys.
35 ft by 22 ft. Original ground-floor doorway now blocked on left return and
later door inserted on right return. Slightly later stone outside stair to
original 1st floor doorway with chamfered surround and rebates for harr-hung
door. C18 windows to either side. 2 smaller original windows, re-set above
are 16 by 18 inches and have chamfered surrounds with holes for 2 vertical iron
bars. Similar window to rear and 2 slit windows on right return; also 5 pigeon
holes above alighting ledge in right gable.

Interior has barrel-vaulted ground floor with narrow ladder-hole to 1st floor.
Fireplace on 1st floor has timber lintel and square recess to right. Rustic
wood stair to attic.

Shielings and Bastles: Ramn, McDowell, Mercer. HMSO. 1970.

Listing NGR: NY8670584664

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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