Ayle Well Bastle

Has been described as a Possible Bastle

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameAyle Well Bastle
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishKnaresdale with Kirkhaugh

House with cottage to left, now one dwelling, and farm building adjacent to cottage. Mainly c.1730 incorporating masonry of c.1600 and late C17, restored c.1980. Rubble with stone dressings; stone slate roofs to house and cottage, C20 metal roof to farm building. House 2 storeys, 2 wide bays. Central boarded door flanked by former 2-light mullioned windows, that to left restored. Similar windows to 1st floor flank central narrow window in chamfered surround. Cottage to left 3 storeys, 2 bays. External stone stair over ground-floor door with small loop to left, to central 1st-floor door flanked by former 2-light windows; smaller windows in chamfered surrounds to 2nd floor. Rear elevation shows boarded door to byre. Farm building to left of cottage incorporates earlier fabric, probably of bastle house and is included for group value. Single-storey extension to right of house not of interest. (Listed Building Report)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY715494
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  • Ryder, Peter, 1996, Bastle Houses in the Northern Pennines (Alston: The North Pennines Heritage Trust) p. 20, 21