Listed Building Grade II
- 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.
- 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.
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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
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