Haltwhistle Bastle 5, No. 1 Golden Square

Has been described as a Possible Bastle

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameHaltwhistle Bastle 5, No. 1 Golden Square
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishHaltwhistle

No 1 Golden Square, house on west side of entry to Golden Square. From the very considerable thickness of the walls and the massive boulder plinth, this is clearly a bastle, although the exterior is all rendered and all visible features are 20th century; the building is not listed. Externally its dimensions appear to be 8.75m by 6.5m. Removal of render would probably disclose original architectural features; it is also possible that an early roof structure survives (Ryder 1994-5). (Northumberland HER)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNY708641
Latitude54.9706687927246
Longitude-2.45762991905212
Eastings370800
Northings564100
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Photo by Philip Davis. All Rights Reserved
Photo by Philip Davis. All Rights Reserved

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Books

  • 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

Other

  • 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