Black Middens Bastle House
|Black Middens Bastle House|
Black Middens Bastle
Black Middens Bastle House shown within Northumberland
|OS grid reference|
Black Middens Bastle House lies about 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Bellingham, Northumberland. It is a two-storey fortified stone farmhouse from the 16th century. In times of trouble, which were common on the English-Scottish border, farmers could hide behind its thick walls. Livestock would be kept downstairs and the farmers' families upstairs.
The original door was blocked over and three additional doors and an external staircase were eventually added, and the roof lost. Nearby on the property is an 18th-century stone cottage.
Media related to Black Middens Bastle House at Wikimedia Commons
- Black Middens Bastle House - official site
|This article about a Northumberland building or structure is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|