Bastle at Horneystead, 400 metres south west of The Ash, Wark, Northumberland (UA) - Northumberland (NP)

A defensive farmhouse of the type found only in the northern border counties of England. The walls stand up to 4.5 metres high but the first floor has collapsed on a barrel vault. Several sections of maonry are unstable and at risk of collapse. Repair works, funded through a Repair Grant for Heritage at Risk, will be completed during Summer 2018.

Bastle at Horneystead, 400 metres south west of The Ash, Wark, Northumberland (UA) - Northumberland (NP)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Bastle at Horneystead, 400m south west of The Ash
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1009674
  • Local Planning Authority: Northumberland (NP)
  • Site Type: Domestic > Fortified house

Location

  • Building Name: Bastle at Horneystead
  • Unitary Authority: Northumberland (UA)
  • Parish: Wark
  • National Park: Northumberland (NP)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hexham
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Private

Contact Details

Sara Rushton 0191 269 1222

Next steps

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