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Structure Name: Chesterwood III

Converted post-medieval bastle attached to the west end of Mellom Cottage. Two-storey rubble built house with central porch flanked by small windows. A blocked-up doorway on first floor can be seen above porch. Walls are comparatively thin at around ninety centimetres.

Extant: Yes

Legal Status: Listed Building Grade II

Location: Chesterwood, NORTHUMBERLAND

Eastings: 382970m (view map)

Northings: 565170m (view map)

Position Accuracy: 10m

Positional Confidence: Absolute Certainty

Structure Types Identified: BASTLE, HOUSE

Historical Background
One of five bastles in the Chesterwood area, this was constructed in the late 16th/early 17th century, and gradually altered into a house. The Ordnance Survey map of 1860 shows a small rear wing to the house, which has since vanished.


  • 1500 - 1650   Bastle constructed some time during the 16th century, or the early 17th century.
  • 18TH CENTURY AD   Alterations to bastle. Current doorway and chamfered surround installed. Upstairs fireplace inserted above new beams.
  • 19TH CENTURY AD   Further alterations. Sash windows fitted in 18th century openings.


  • Images of England
  • Keys To The Past
  • Northumberland SMR
  • Pevsner, N., Richmond, I., Grundy, J., McCombie, G., Ryder, P. and Welfare, H. (2001) The Buildings of England: Northumberland. London, Penguin Books, p.224

The information displayed in this page has been derived from authoritative sources, including any referenced above. Although substantial efforts were made to verify this information, the SINE project cannot guarantee its correctness or completeness.


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Last Modified 26 March 2004
2002 SINE Project, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
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