Biddlestone Home Farm Hemmel

Has been described as a Possible Pele Tower, and also as a Possible Bastle

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameBiddlestone Home Farm Hemmel
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishBiddlestone

Dovecote c.100 yards east of Biddlestone Home Farm, Grade II. Lectern type. 18th or 19th century. Two storey; c.20ft square. Two rows of pigeon holes on first floor. Brick nesting boxes inside (Listed Building Report).

Possible pele tower/bastle of sturdy construction, now converted to a dovecote (Pers Comm, MARS Project, Sep-1995). (Northumberland HER)

Free-standing lectern-type hemmel, with a two rows of pigeon holes above the arched ground floor entrance. The structure is c.6m square and two storeys high, with brick nesting boxes inside. It has been suggested that this hemmel is constructed from the remains of a bastle house or pele tower. (Structural Images of the North East)

Gatehouse Comments

The report of this being a possible tower or bastle seems to come from one source only (The Monuments At Risk Survey) and has not been confirmed or rejected by another buildings historian.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
Images Of England
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNT952082
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