The Hagg, Allendale

Has been described as a Possible Bastle

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameThe Hagg, Allendale
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishAllendale

In January 2007, a building survey was carried out of a redundant agricultural building at The Hagg, Allendale, prior to its conversion into accommodation. The survey revealed that the building had more latterly been used as a cattle byre. Until recently the byre had been surrounded by modern buildings also used for housing stock. The former byre may contain within its fabric part of a bastle house of 17th century date as shown by the thickness of some of the walls and the presence of a window with a four-centred arch head and possible holes for drawbars. The earliest reference to The Hagg appears to be a 1608 Survey of the Manor and Reglity of Hexham; it is also shown on Armstrong's map of 1769 and the 1860 and subsequent editions of the Ordnance Survey map. The Hagg ceased working as a farm in the early 1990s and was an equestrian centre until 2006. The report contains a detailed description of the building inside and out as well as an appraisal of the surrounding farm buildings. The byre is single-storeyed with doorways, windows and hayloft above. It measures about 16.5m long by 5.85m wide. There is evidence within the fabric of the byre of an earlier structure, as observed in the north and western walls: the north wall contains large masonry blocks and the north and part of the west elevation are thicker than surrounding walls, measuring 0.8m and 0.6m respectively (North Pennines Archaeology, 2007). (Northumberland HER)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY830535
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  • North Pennines Archaeology, 2007, Report on an Archaeological Building Recording Project at The Hagg, Allendale, Northumberland. Unpublished