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Thorngrafton; The Hott

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
The Holt

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

OS Map Grid Reference: NY781653
Latitude 54.98210° Longitude -2.34312°

Thorngrafton; The Hott has been described as a certain Bastle.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.


At the Hott is a building incorporating the gable-end of a bastle 4 3/4ft thick. It has a central doorway with a triangular head (Ramm et al 1970).
An outbuilding at the rear of a 19th century house at The Hott incorporates the remains of a bastle. The outbuilding, a former cottage measures c.8.4m by 5.7m externally. Its walls of coursed rubble are 0.6m thick, except for the east end wall which is 1.4m thick. This is of heavy rubble with large roughly shaped quoins, and has a blocked square headed doorway with a rough chamfered surround. This doorway has been set centrally in the end of the original bastle; the north wall of the present cottage is set inside the line of the original north wall (or on the line of its inner face). Bastle fabric appears to extend a little way along the external face of the present south walk. The description of the blocked doorway in Ramm et al, as having a roll moulding and a triangular head, is in error (Ryder 1994-5). (Northumberland HER)
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