Towers and Bastles in Northumberland


Northumberland is known for the number and variety of defensible building, linked with its turbulent past as a border county. This book provides an authoritative and comprehensive field guide to hundreds of such buildings built between the 12th and 16th centuries. Most are various kinds of residential towers and bastles, but also including some defensible ecclesiastic buildings.

As well known writer John Grundy notes in his Foreward to this great new book “nobody knows these buildings better than Peter Ryder”

Contains many full colour photographs and black and white plans 292 pages. Softback

Author P F Ryder.  Published by Northern Heritage.






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