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Black Middens Bastle House

Coordinates: 55°12′13″N 2°21′29″W / 55.2036°N 2.3580°W / 55.2036; -2.3580{{#coordinates:55.2036|-2.3580 |type:landmark_region:GB |||||| |primary |name=

Black Middens Bastle House
Black Middens Bastle
8px Black Middens Bastle House shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NY773900
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Black Middens Bastle House lies about Script error: No such module "convert". northwest of Bellingham, Northumberland.[1] It is a two-storey fortified stone farmhouse from the 16th century.[1] In times of trouble, which were common on the English-Scottish border, farmers could hide behind its thick walls. Livestock would be kept downstairs and the farmers' families upstairs.[2]

The original door was blocked over and three additional doors and an external staircase were eventually added, and the roof lost. Nearby on the property is an 18th-century stone cottage.[2]

The house, cottage, and grounds are owned and administered by English Heritage.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Black Middens Bastle House". English Heritage. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Black Middens Bastle, 2009, retrieved 21 November 2009 

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