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Akeld Bastle and Attached Walling to South

A Grade II* Listed Building in Akeld, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.5583 / 55°33'30"N

Longitude: -2.0686 / 2°4'7"W

OS Eastings: 395767

OS Northings: 629408

OS Grid: NT957294

Mapcode National: GBR F4Z5.Y9

Mapcode Global: WH9ZH.6K58

Plus Code: 9C7VHW5J+8G

Entry Name: Akeld Bastle and Attached Walling to South

Listing Date: 14 May 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042370

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237580

Location: Akeld, Northumberland, NE71

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Akeld

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Kirknewton St Gregory

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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8/4 Akeld Bastle and
attached walling
to south

Bastle-house forerunner, now animal shelter. Late medieval, upper storey
probably rebuilt late C16 or C17. Random rubble walls 5 ft. thick with dressed
stone quoins. Welsh slate roof.

2 storeys c.62 x 25 ft.

Original doorway to right of long west wall has chamfered surround with drawbar
holes. Relieving arch over. Later door to left. 3 small shuttered windows
on 1st floor. Gabled roof with flat raised coping.

On right return a double outside stone stair to boarded 1st floor door.

On left return 4 slit windows to ground floor. Dovecote above with five stone
alighting ledges and 12 holes in stone screens.

Interior has impressive high round tunnel vault.

Field wall attached on right return and stretching c.1OO yards south is very
substantially constructed, over 5 ft. high, has a pronounced batter and may
partly represent the former barmkin.

Northumberland County History Vol.
Archeologia Aeliana 3rd Series IX (1913).

Listing NGR: NT9576729408

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