Bridge House, Wark

Has been described as a Possible Bastle

There are no visible remains

NameBridge House, Wark
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishWark

Recorded by MacLauchlan in a list of local 'Pele Towers' given to him by an old resident.

Gatehouse Comments

Most of these 'towers' actually were bastles or pele-houses. The location is entirely consistant with a pele-house type bastle. It is less likely as the site of a gentry status dwelling but it is near a crossing point of the Housty Burn and a medieval wayside cross survives 300m to the west. Bridge House Farmhouse (N15097) and Farm buildings (N15098) are recorded as early C19 in Keys to the Past (the online Northumberland HER) which means they must have been surveyed and, therefore, do not contain any remnants of the 'Pele Tower' (probable a bastle) reported to MacLauchlan.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY821797
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  • MacLauchlan, H., 1867, Notes not included in the memoirs already published on Roman roads in Northumberland: taken during a survey made by direction of the Duke of Northumberland (London) p. 73n online copy