Description: Range of Buildings Adjacent to West Side of Low Sinderhope Shield Farmhouse
Date Listed: 23 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 240218
OS Grid Reference: NY8483652049
OS Grid Coordinates: 384836, 552049
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8630, -2.2378
NY 85 SW ALLENDALE SINDERHOPE
15/98 Range of buildings adjacent
to west side of Low
Sinderhope Shield Farmhouse
Bastle house, late C16 or early C17 with C17 extension, altered C18. Massive
rubble with roughly-shaped quoins, stone dressings; slate roof with stone
stack to right. Bastle to left 3 storeys, 2 bays. External stone stair to
C20 doorway. Blocked overlight and window opening to left have C18 wedge
lintels. Small C19 2nd floor window. Extension to right 2 storeys, 3 bays.
Round-headed chamfered through-passage doorway and small rectangular window,
flanked by narrow loops, to right. To left of through passage external stone
stair to doorway with overlight, both in chamfered surrounds; to right 2 C18
window openings with wedge lintels. Farmhouse to right c19, altered, not of
interest. Left return has central ground-floor loop. Rear elevation; bastle
to right has boulder plinth, inserted doorway and small 1st floor window.
Extension to left has through-passage doorway similar to that opposite,with
small loop to left and 2-light window,which has lost its mullion,above.
Interior: end wall of bastle has original byre entrance with flattened Tudor-
arched head and segmental rear arch. C17 extension has original transverse
beams and corbels at east end to carry 1st floor hearth. 1st floor room not
seen as full of hay. An interesting example of a very substantial bastle with
an early extension in which the domestic accommodation remained at 1st floor
Listing NGR: NY8483652049
Source: English Heritage
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