The Joiners Shop

Built in the early to mid 18th century, The Joiners Shop was originally one of four cottages to the rear of the Bastle in Beltingham.

The courtyard wall is all that remains of the other buildings, now long since demolished.

In the 1881 census Thomas Wallace – joiner aged (61) and his wife Margaret (65) and their son Edward, also a joiner (30) were living in the Bastle and using the building as their workshop. Primarily they worked for Ridley Hall estate but would almost certainly do joinery work for the surrounding villages too. They are buried in St Cuthbert’s churchyard.