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Carrycoats Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Carre Cottes

In the civil parish of Birtley.
In the historic county of Northumberland.
Modern Authority of Northumberland.
1974 county of Northumberland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY92427996
Latitude 55.1134° Longitude -2.1192°

Carrycoats Hall has been described as a certain Bastle.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law*.

Description

This house was built in the mid-C19 but seems to have been built around an earlier building. Old documents from 1541 record a bastle at Carrycoats and some of the walls of the house are like those of a bastle, built of rough rubble walling with large roughly-shaped corner stones. The oldest part of the building measures 7.7m by 6m and its walls are about 0.9m thick.
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This record last updated on Saturday, March 29, 2014

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