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Latitude: 54.9731 / 54°58'22"N
Longitude: -2.3649 / 2°21'53"W
OS Eastings: 376741
OS Northings: 564332
OS Grid: NY767643
Mapcode National: GBR CBXY.T3
Mapcode Global: WH913.N82F
Entry Name: Tower House
Listing Date: 27 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1156436
English Heritage Legacy ID: 240778
Location: Henshaw, Northumberland, NE47
Civil Parish: Henshaw
Built-Up Area: Tow House
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Beltingham with Henshaw
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NY 76 SE
Bastle, now house. Late C16 with late C18-early C19 rear outshut. Large
roughly-squared stones; roof has graduated stone tiles on front and purple
slates on rear; stone chimney stacks. Original entries, now blocked, on left
gable end and first-floor rear. 2 storeys, 2 bays. Massive boulder plinth
on front and returns. Huge roughly-squared quoins. Late C19 openings on
front: replaced door in flush surround with alternating jambs at right; replaced
sashes. Other small blocked window openings in front and returns are visible
from inside only. Steeply-pitched roof with overhanging eaves. Large square-
plan end stacks with top ledges and water tables; left end stack has re-set
head corbel above ledge. Left return: roll-moulded, square-headed doorway
with alternating jambs and massive lintel; chimney flue on stone relieving
arch inserted behind doorway; blocked loop towards rear and small blocked
opening above. Added rear outshut has late C20 fenestration; steeply-pitched
pent roof interrupted at left by horizontal dormer window.
Interior: c.l.5-metre thick walls; wide stone chimney flues on both gable
ends; several small blocked window openings with internal splays; ground-floor
room has adzed ceiling beams and a spiral stone stair to right of front door
(stair probably in situ and possibly a unique feature in a bastle-house); 2
first-floor rooms with ceiling beams of heavy scantling - room at right has
blocked doorway on rear; roof has heavy A-frame truss on a cambered tie beam;
blocked loops in attic flanking both chimney flues. Single-storey shed on
right return is not of special interest.
A well-preserved bastle with a possibly unique spiral stone stair.
Listing NGR: NY7674164332
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