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Halton Lea Farmhouse, Hartleyburn

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

OS Map Grid Reference: NY65125893
Latitude 54.92378° Longitude -2.54574°

Halton Lea Farmhouse, Hartleyburn has been described as a probable Bastle.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

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


House, late C16 or early C17 enlarged and remodelled in early c19. Rubble with dressings, mostly rendered; slate roof. 2 storeys, 4 bays, irregular. C20 glazed door in 2nd bay flanked by paired 12-pane sashes; to right small 8-pane sash. 1st floor has 16-pane sashes. Gables with moulded kneelers and overlapping coping stones. End and ridge stacks rebuilt in brick and stone. Right return shows central flush-panelled door in chamfered surround. Rear elevation and C19 rear wing have mainly 12-pane sashes; some openings have rock-faced and margined surrounds. Interior; the eastern part of the house has walls over 1m. thick and probably represents a large bastle. (Listed Building Report 1985)

Solitary form bastle, 10.3 x 6.7m externally, with end wall 1.3m thick. Byre entrance in gable end. Present state - house (Ryder 1990). The bastle, later extended to the west and north, measures c.10.3m by 6.7m externally, with walls c.1.1m thick and an east end wall of 1.3m. Its walls are entirely rendered or plastered; a step in the render at the east end probably conceals a boulder plinth. There is a square headed doorway set centrally in the east gable, with a chamfered surround; its position suggests that it represents an original opening, but its present dimensions hint that it may have been enlarged. All other visible features of the house are of late 18th and 19th century date (Ryder 1994-5). (Northumberland HER)
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