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Riding Hill Bastle

In the civil parish of Allendale.
In the historic county of Northumberland.
Modern Authority of Northumberland.
1974 county of Northumberland.
Medieval County of Northumberland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY827565
Latitude 54.90293° Longitude -2.26974°

Riding Hill Bastle has been described as a probable Bastle.

There are no visible remains.


Ruinous bastle, 9.1m x 6.9m overall. End wall with byre entrance 1.26m, jambs of byre door in east end, near to corbels in west end (Ryder 1984).
The ruins of a bastle were briefly recorded in 1984 at Riding Hill. In the later 1980s the adjacent small 19th century house was remodelled and extended and the earlier building completely destroyed. The bastle measured 9.1m by 6.9m externally. The east end wall was 1.25m thick and contained the byre entrance doorway, set centrally, with chamfered jambs. Little survived of the side walls (on the south a later field wall had been built on the old footings) but the west end, adjoining the small 19th century house, stood to 3m; it was 1.05m thick and had large projecting corbels for a first floor hearth (Ryder 1994-5). (Northumberland HER)

Ruined bastle 9.1m by 6.9m; end wall 1.3m thick with chamfered jambs of byre door, hearth corbels at opposite end. Destroyed c. 1987. (Ryder 1992)
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