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Greenhaugh Farmhouse

In the civil parish of Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh.
In the historic county of Northumberland.
Modern Authority of Northumberland.
1974 county of Northumberland.
Medieval County of Northumberland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY66825241
Latitude 54.86531° Longitude -2.51857°

Greenhaugh Farmhouse 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, probably a bastle, remodelled 1830 (date with initials T.B. - Thomas Bell - over door); farmbuildings early C19. Rubble, massive in parts, with dressings, partly whitewashed, slate roofs. 2 storeys, 2 wide bays. Central boarded door with rusticated tooled and margined jambs and stepped keyed lintel. 16-pane sash windows in stone surrounds. Corniced stone stacks on gables. Farm buildings to left have large elliptical-arched cart entrance and part-glazed part-slatted windows. Left end of range (barn) carried back to form 'L' plan. Rear elevation: outshut with various openings including elliptical-arched door to byre, tooled and margined dressings.
Interior: thick walls in house, internal corbels for 1st floor hearth against south wall found during recent alterations. (Listed Building Report 1985)

Solitary bastle, 9.9m long x 5.8m wide. Side wall 0.8m thick, end wall 1.55m thick (Ryder 1986).
The former farm of Greenhaugh lies on the south east bank of the Gelt Burn, a western tributary of the South Tyne, 1km west of Slaggyford. The farmhouse is a much altered bastle, measuring 9.87m by 5.85m externally, with walls of heavy rubble and large roughly shaped quoins; the side walls are 0.8m thick and the north east end 1.55m. The north east end shows a probable slit vent at basement level, set left of centre, and a small square headed window at first floor level, to the right of the stack. The front wall, facing south east, was remodelled in the early 19th century; the central doorway has a rusticated surround with a panel on the lintel inscribed '1830 TB' (Thomas Bell). The range of farmbuildings attached to the south west end of the house is largely 19th century, but some older fabric is incorporated, as evidence by the sill of a two-light mullioned window at first floor level.
Internally there are projecting corbels for the hearth of a first floor fireplace on the south west end wall (Ryder 1994-5). (Northumberland HER)
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