South Healey Bastle

Has been described as a Possible Bastle

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameSouth Healey Bastle
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishNunnykirk

Possible bastle. Present state - house (Ryder 1990).

The remains of a bastle are incorporated in the farmhouse at South Healey. The bastle measures c.9.8m by 6.3m externally and is built of heavy roughly coursed rubble with massive roughly shaped angle quoins; the south wall is 0.9m thick. The house was remodelled in the early 19th century, when it was extended westwards by one bay, a rear outshut was added and farmbuildings were built to the east. The original fabric is thus only exposed in the south wall and even there the upper half of the wall has been rebuilt. The early 19th century phase is characterised by openings with alternating block surrounds of tooled brown sandstone and gables with the coping returned a short distance on their footstones. There were further alterations c.1985, when the house was extended into the adjacent farmbuildings (Ryder 1994-5). (Northumberland HER)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNZ084917
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  • Dodds, John F., 1999, Bastions and Belligerents (Newcastle upon Tyne: Keepdate Publishing) p. 249


  • Ryder, P.F., 1994-5, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland Part 1 Alnwick District p. 39
  • Ryder, P.F., 1990, Northumberland Bastles Survey Unpublished p. 9