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Hadrian Cottages, Wall

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

OS Map Grid Reference: NY91606892
Latitude 55.01465° Longitude -2.13281°

Hadrian Cottages, Wall has been described as a certain Bastle, and also as a certain Urban Defence.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

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


Bastle house, late C16 or early C17, repodelled mid C19. Large coursed rubble with tooled dressings; Welsh slate roof, with upper parts of end stacks rebuilt in yellow brick. 2 storeys, 3 bays. Central pair of vertical-panelled doors in stop-chamfered surrounds, and painted imitation window in blocked original doorway above; 6-pane sashes to left, 12-pane shortened sashes to right. (Listed Building Report)

Solitary form bastle, with byre entrance and first floor door in long wall. Present state - house (Ryder 1990).
A pair of cottages on the west side of Front Street to the north of Hadrian Hotel. The main body of the building, running parallel to the street, is a rectangular block c.13m by 6.7m externally, with walls of coursed roughly squared stone; the quoins are quite large but coursed in with the adjacent walling; the front wall is 0.9m thick and the other walls apparently similarly thick. The openings are all of 19th century character; the pair of front doors have stop chamfered surrounds; above there is a boarded-up window, with sections of a straight joint visible on either side; it is not clear whether one or both represent a former upper doorway. Whilst the wall fabric is a little unusual for a bastle and there are no clearly diagnostic features visible, the substantial wall thicknesses make it difficult to see this as anything other than a defensible house (Ryder 1994-5). (Northumberland HER)

One of a number of strongly built houses and bastles around the original large green, now somewhat encroached upon, of Wall village which, as a group, make the whole village defensible.
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