Hepburn Bastle

Hepburn Bastle, Northumberland

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Location

Chillingham

Road

Off A6346

SatNav

NE66 4EG

Hepburn Bastle is situated  at the southern end of Chillingham Castle country park. It is a 16th century fortified tower house with walls up to eight feet thick at basement level. It is set in a field close to the road behind a wall with lovely views. There is a forrestry commision car park close by up the lane. 

A lovely unusual ruin.

~ History ~


1300's ~ A fortified house is built known for the Heburn family.


1509 ~ A survey records the 'holding' of Heburn.


1542 ~ A further survey records the 'tower' of Heburn, following the extensive building work to the earlier fortified house.


1564 ~ Heburn is recorded as a 'mansion house'.


1715 ~ A survey records “a handsome house bellonging to Robert Heburn, esq.”


1755 ~ The building falls into a state of disrepair as the last Heburn mail heir dies.