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Annat Walls Farmhouse, Alston Moor

In the civil parish of Alston Moor.
In the historic county of Cumberland.
Modern Authority of Cumbria.
1974 county of Cumbria.
Medieval County of Cumberland (Tynedale Liberty).

OS Map Grid Reference: NY719450
Latitude 54.79982° Longitude -2.43774°

Annat Walls Farmhouse, Alston Moor has been described as a Bastle although is doubtful that it was such.

There are major building remains.

Description

Barn to the north of Annat Walls house is an adaptation of a pair of bastles. There is a datestone 'IW WW, 1707' on the eastern bastle. There is an illustration and plan of the structure. The farmhouse itself, altered in 1930, was formerly dated 1765 and was a bastle derivative, with two-storeys above a basement. (PastScape–ref. Perriam and Robinson)

Farmhouse and barn in style of a bastle.
An early 20th century postcard shows a house with external stone steps to first floor front door and a stone mullioned window similar to Windy Hall and Bunkershill. Peter Ryder adds; The farmhouse... altered c. 1930, was formerly dated '1765' and was a bastle-derivative house with two storeys above a basement; the front has been re-windowed but at the rear small chamfered loops with iron bars survive.' Attached to the house is a barn with a first floor doorway, which in the area, suggests a residence. (Perriam and Robinson 1998)
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