Shildon House, Blanchland

Has been described as a Possible Bastle

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameShildon House, Blanchland
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishBlanchland

Extended bastle. Present state - house (Ryder 1990). (Northumberland HER)

Shildon House and Shildon Cottage are the only survivors of an extensive settlement: thick walls in Shildon House and the ruins adjancent to the cottage suggest a C17 or earlier date. (Pevsner et al 2001)

Gatehouse Comments

The ruins now appear to have been converted into a garage. The fact that this house does not seem to called a bastle except once by Ryder in 1990 (it is not in his 1994, more extensive survey of bastles) may be significant.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY960510
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  • Pevsner, N., Richmond, I., Grundy, J., McCombie, G., Ryder, P. and Welfare, H., 2001, The Buildings of England: Northumberland (London: Penguin Books)┬áp. 192


  • Ryder, P.F., 1990, Northumberland Bastles Survey Unpublished p. 3