Warton Farmhouse, Snitter
Has been described as a Certain Bastle
There are masonry ruins/remnants remains
|Name||Warton Farmhouse, Snitter
The chief inhabitants of Warton lived in bastle houses, which are not mentioned in the list of Border towers. In the diary of Mr John Tomlinson referring to a visit to Warton on 26th August 1717, is the entry, 'several old towers thereabouts for defence against the invasions of the Scots' (Dixon 1903).
NU 00740285. A large farmhouse towards the west end of the village of Warton, contains a fragment of very thick walling which belongs to a preceding structure. Its presence is noted by the much older appearance of the stonework in the north gable and of the house, and a doorway out through this wall at ground level gives a thickness of 1.5m. The full extent of the thick walling cannot be ascertained. The outside west wall, which is of similar construction, roughly-fashioned stone, and possibly the corresponding east wall, though now 0.7m in thickness, may be thinned down walls also belonging to the earlier structure. Against the south side, a rectangular two storyed structure has been added. It is designed in the Rennaissance style. Further additions to the north and east sides are modern.
The house stands upon a ridge of farmland, overlooking the Coquet valley to the south, and undulating ground to the north (F1 ASP 19-FEB-1957).
Condition unchanged. No further information was obtained about the house, but it seems reasonable that it incorporates remains of a bastle. All other buildings in Warton are completely modern (F2 RE 19-AUG-1971).
Warton Farmhouse, grade II listed building. 17th century refronted in early 18th century. Reroofed and extended to rear c.1855. L-plan (Listed Building Report). (Northumberland HER)
This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law
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