Akeld Bastle and attached walling to south, Akeld - Northumberland (UA)

This late-medieval bastle has random rubble walls over one metre thick and a tunnel vault on the first floor. The original doorway in the west wall has a chamfered surround with drawbar holes. The upper storey appears to have been rebuilt in the C16 or C17 and incorporates a dovecote with five stone alighting ledges in the north gable. The Welsh slate roof is in poor condition and has a hole caused by the adjacent ash tree rubbing on it.

Akeld Bastle and attached walling to south, Akeld - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Akeld Bastle and attached Walling to south
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1042370
    Local Planning Authority:
    Northumberland (UA)
    Site Type:
    Domestic > Fortified house

Location

    Building Name:
    Akeld Bastle and attached walling to south
    Unitary Authority:
    Northumberland (UA)
    Parish:
    Akeld
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Berwick-upon-Tweed
    Region:
    North East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Unknown
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Commercial company