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

Contact Details

Kate Wilson 0191 269 1221

Next steps

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