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 and Scotland. The walls stand up to 4.5 metres high but the first floor has collapsed on a barrel vault. Repair works, funded through a Repair Grant for Heritage at Risk, started in Summer 2018 and are planned for completion in 2019.

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

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 and Yorkshire

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