Moorside Bastle, Allendale

Has been described as a Questionable Bastle

There are masonry footings remains

NameMoorside Bastle, Allendale
Alternative NamesHarlow Hill
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishAllendale

The ruins of a bastle are reported to stand in the Harlow Hill quarry wall, and possibly also in a nearby building. Only a few stones are said to be visible (Dodds 2002). (Northumberland HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Moorside was a building shown on the 1863 six-inch OS map at NY81805844. Quite what Dodds meant is unclear, as is his source, but particular caution has to be taken with interpreting quarry features. The building is shown with a complex footprint, suggesting a building of several phases with outshuts.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY818586
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  • Dodds, J.F., 2002, '2002 Update' to 'Bastions and Belligerents: medieval strongholds in Northumberland' p. 4