Dyke House Farm, Kirkhaugh

Has been described as a Possible Bastle

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameDyke House Farm, Kirkhaugh
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishKnaresdale with Kirkhaugh

Dyke House Farm stands on the west side of the valley of the South Tyne. The present farmhouse, of late 18th century date, remodelled in the late 19th or early 20th century, is built on to the north end of an older house, now a barn. This is a rectangular block, formerly of three storeys, measuring 11.4m by 6.1m externally; at ground floor level the side walls are c.0.8m thick. It is built of coursed roughly squared stone with larger roughly shaped quoins, on a boulder plinth. The principal front, facing east, seems to have been partly rebuilt; there are various openings (some blocked) but the only one that appears to be of any age is a small chamfered window at second floor level. The south gable has a massive concrete buttress of relatively recent date; at both first and second floor levels are chamfered single-light windows with straight dripstones above. The west wall of the building, now within a later outshut, seems to have no feature other than a doorway of indeterminate date. At the time of survey the interior of the building was largely filled with hay and has not been inspected.

The old house at Dyke House would appear to be of bastle derivative type, and probably dates to around 1700 (Ryder 1994-5). (Northumberland HER)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY695493
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  • Ryder, P.F., 1994-5, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland Part 4 Tynedale District Vol. 2 p. 116