Rowantree Stob, South Pry Hill Farm near Allendale
Rowantree Stob has many of the features typical of the defensive farms knowns as bastles which were built in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. This includes the arched doorway with drawbar tunnel and where an oak timber lodged inside the wall could be pulled across the doorwat to prevent unwelcome entry.
The restoration work at Rowantree Stobb has been funded through Natural England's Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) scheme. The scheme supports farmers and landowners in providing good stewardship of the countryside, protecting its diverse wildlife, heritage and landscapes for all to enjoy.