Bastle, 100 metres south west of Ray Cottages, Kirkwhelpington - Northumberland (UA)

Ruined medieval defended farmhouse, situated in the grounds of Ray Castle, with 1.4 metres thick stone walls standing to a maximum height of 2.2 metres. Recent clearance of mature vegetation has reduced the risk of disturbance, although some areas of loose, displaced or unstable stones remain. Discussions are underway to help establish a planned maintenance and repair regime for the site.

Bastle, 100 metres south west of Ray Cottages, Kirkwhelpington - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Bastle, 100m south-west of Ray Cottages
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1011107
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Site Type: Domestic > Fortified house

Location

  • Building Name: Bastle
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Kirkwhelpington
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hexham
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private

Contact Details

David Farrington 0191 269 1230

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England