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Temple House Bastle, Kirkhaugh

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: NY69304999
Latitude 54.84380° Longitude -2.47986°

Temple House Bastle, Kirkhaugh has been described as a certain Bastle.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.


Solitary bastle, 12.7m long x 6.25m wide. End wall 1.4m thick (Ryder 1986)
Temple House is a farm on the west side of the South Tyne valley. The farmhouse is accompanied by a much altered bastle, a short distance to the west.
The bastle measures 12.7m by 6.3m externally; the west wall is 0.95m thick and the end walls 1.3m; the east wall, only 0.6m thick, with a large barn door, seems to have been completely rebuilt. The only original bastle features are a slit vent in the centre of the south end, and a set-back marking the former first floor on the internal faces of the west and south walls. There is a disturbed area, with a small recess within it, in the internal face of the north end, but no sign of any feature on the external face of the wall. Some old dressings have been reused around openings in the rebuilt east wall; a small window near the south end has chamfered jambs and lintel, a roll moulded lintel is reused over a small window north of the barn doors, and roll moulded jambs and a chamfered sill reused in a small window in an outshut built onto the north end of the bastle (Ryder 1994-5). (Northumberland HER)
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