Bonnymoor Cottage and Harthopeburn Cottage, St John's Chapel

Has been described as a Certain Bastle

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameBonnymoor Cottage and Harthopeburn Cottage, St John's Chapel
Alternative Names
Historic CountryDurham
Modern AuthorityDurham
1974 AuthorityCounty Durham
Civil ParishStanhope

Stone walled building which has been greatly altered into two cottages. Farmhouse, with byres and lofts adjoining, now 2 houses. C17 and C18. Sandstone and limestone rubble with some quoins, boulder plinth and some ashlar dressings stone-flagged roof. 2 storeys, 6 bays. 2 wide left bays have wide stone steps to paired first-floor doors, both renewed, in flat stone surround with plinth; rough stone lintel over blocked door at left on ground floor; recessed flat-Tudor-arched doorway with irregular-block jambs, to right of steps; windows varied;6-pane sash under flat stone lintel and 8-pane overlight to right of first-floor door. 3-bay house adjoining on right has renewed door to right of centre and rough flat stone lintel; similar lintels and projecting stone sills to plain or late C19 sashes; wide 6th bay has boarded first-floor loft door. 3 square stone ridge chimneys at left end, between second and third and between fifth and sixth bays. Interior: house has massive beams in left ground-floor room, one on painted moulded stone corbel; rear wall is c.1m thick. Cottage in 2 left bays too much altered to be of interest. (Listed Building Report)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceNY883378
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  • Salter, Mike, 2002, The Castles and Tower Houses of County Durham (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 63 (slight)


  • Ryder, P.F., 1994, 'Bastles in Weardale' The Bonny Moor Hen: The Journal of The Weardale Field Study Society No. 7 p. 4