Annat Walls Barn, Alston Moor

Has been described as a Certain Bastle

There are major building remains

NameAnnat Walls Barn, Alston Moor
Alternative NamesAnnottwalles
Historic CountryCumberland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishAlston Moor

Barn to the north of Annat Walls house is an adaptation of a pair of bastles. There is a datestone 'IW WW, 1707' on the eastern bastle. There is an illustration and plan of the structure. The farmhouse itself, altered in 1930, was formerly dated 1765 and was a bastle derivative, with two-storeys above a basement. (PastScape–ref. Perriam and Robinson)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY719450
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  • Jessop, Lucy and Whitfield, Matthew, 2013, Alston Moor, Cumbria: Buildings in a North Pennines landscape (English Heritage) p. 32, 35, 40-1, 121
  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 31 plan
  • Ryder, Peter, 1996, Bastle Houses in the Northern Pennines (Alston: The North Pennines Heritage Trust) p. 21, 22


  • Jessop, L., 2011, Annat Walls, Alston, Cumbria: Survey, History and Interpretation (English Heritage Research Department Reports series 64-2011)
  • Jessop, L. and Whitfield, M. 2010, The Parish of Alston Moor, Cumbria: Historic Area Assessment (English Heritage Research Department Reports series 64-2010) p. 27-31 online copy