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Black Middens Bastlehouse Circa 1/2 Mile South-East of Comb, Tarset

Description: Black Middens Bastlehouse Circa 1/2 Mile South-East of Comb

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239743

OS Grid Reference: NY7731289992
OS Grid Coordinates: 377312, 589992
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2037, -2.3580

Location: Tarset, Northumberland NE48 1NE

Locality: Tarset
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE48 1NE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Two Bastles, an 18th Century Farmhouse and Associated Enclosures at Black Middings, 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

NY 78 NE
31/83 Black Middens
c.1/2 mile south-
east of Comb

Bastlehouse. Late C16 or early C17. Random rubble. Roofless. 2 storeys.
All 4 walls stand to eaves level.

Outside stone steps to original 1st-floor doorway which has chamfered surround;
the lintel has 3 holes for mullions and so may have been altered. Small
narrow chamfered window to right and, to left, a small square window with-
chamfered surround and holes for 2 mullions or iron bars. On the ground floor
two C19 doorways.

Original ground-floor doorway, now-blocked, on right return.

Interior: walls 4 ft. thick. Stumps of curved principals or upper crucks
remain in situ.

Scheduled Ancient Monument. County Number 551.

Listing NGR: NY7731289992

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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