Haltwhistle Bastle 2; The Dairy Shop

Has been described as a Possible Bastle

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameHaltwhistle Bastle 2; The Dairy Shop
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishHaltwhistle

Probably a bastle house; converted and extended and now shops/offices with storage above. Late C16-early C17 , enlarged in early C18 and C19. Painted roughcast masonry, pantiled roof and brick chimney stacks. Tall 3-storey block of 3 wide bays. Huge boulder plinth and bastle-type masonry on right return. Off-centre replaced door and overlight in stone surround under bracketed wooden hood. Door flanked by C20 glazed shop fronts. Replaced sashes on first floor: 2 windows at right in smaller openings. 12-pane sashes on second floor: 2 sashes at right have thick glazing bars. Roof has swept eaves, coped right gable and shaped kneeler. Rebuilt ridge stack. Wide pebble-dashed right end stack with water table and top ledge. C19 additions on rear. (Listed Building Report)

Solitary form bastle, 9 x 6m externally, with side walls 1.25m thick. Byre entrance in gable end; first floor form - beamed ceiling (Ryder 1990).

The Dairy Shop. A covered passage between a two storey two bay house and linked to T C Video by a covered entry with heavy old beams reused above it. The walls of the building are obviously of considerable thickness, as shown by the heavy cast iron pillars within the shop front, inserted to carry the weight of the wall above. Interior not seen (Ryder 1994-5). (Northumberland HER)

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 ReferenceNY707641
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 349
  • Hodgson, J., 1840, History of Northumberland (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Part 2 Vol. 3 p. 120 online copy


  • Northumberland County Council, 2009, 'Haltwhistle' Northumberland Extensive Urban Survey doi:10.5284/1000177 [download copy > http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/northumberland_eus_2011/downloads.cfm?REDSQUIDARCHIVES_7_799BB461-A0C4-488C-B90DF1259EFE2DA8&area=Haltwhistle]
  • Ryder, P.F., 1994-5, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland Part 4 Tynedale District Vol. 2 p. 80
  • Ryder, P.F., 1990, Bastles and Towers in the Northumberland National Park (Report for Northumberland National Park Authority) p. 6