Bastle House


Bastle Houses are generally two-storey fortified farmhouses, with living accommodation on the first floor and shelter for cattle and sheep on the ground floor. They were built around the Anglo-Scottish border areas, during times of frequent attacks and raids by the Border Reivers, and hostilities between England and Scotland. Typically, Bastle Houses were homes and refuges for rich freeholders, lairds and heads of Border clans. Bastles were often built in clusters, so that the inhabitants were within easy reach of their neighbours, providing support for each other. Some of the more wealthy landowners had Pele Towers, which were taller than bastles, usually with three or four storeys.
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Akeld Bastle House

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Bastle house, Cambo

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Hepburn Bastle

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Akeld Bastle House
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Akeld Bastle House
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Bastle House, Cambo
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Bastle House, Cambo
- Overview Street View A 16th century bassle house in Cambo, Northumberland. In 1818 it was converted into shop and still has a lintel above the former shop window inscribed "J.T. ...
Hepburn Bastle
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Hepburn Bastle
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Pele Tower
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Pele Tower
- Pele towers were fortified houses built along both sides of the English and Scottish borders, mostly in settlements which did not have a castle. An English Act of Parliament in ...
Rebellion House, High Callerton
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Rebellion House, High Callerton
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Bridge End, Cowshill
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Bridge End, Cowshill
- Overview Map Bridge End Cottage in Cowshill, is located by a footbridge over Killhope Burn and immediately south of the flooded Copthill Quarry. The cottage is notable for being a ...
Redheugh Farmhouse, nr Thorneyburn
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Redheugh Farmhouse, nr Thorneyburn
- A 16/17th century bastle house, later remodelled in 1732, for William Charlton. Redheugh Farmhouse is a Grade II listed building. 
South Bastle, Gatehouse
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South Bastle, Gatehouse
North Bastle, Gatehouse
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North Bastle, Gatehouse
Woodhouses Bastle, Holystone Grange
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Woodhouses Bastle, Holystone Grange
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Woodhouses Bastle

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Eltringham House
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Eltringham House
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Black Middens Bastle House
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Black Middens Bastle House
- Overview About Black Middens Bastle Map Street View Black Middens Bastle House is at an isolated location on the north side of the Tarset Valley, about 2 miles north-west of ...
Bellister Castle
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Bellister Castle
- Overview Map Street View Bellister Castle is a ruined tower house dating from the 13th century with an attached occupied house which is dated 1669.[1] It is located about half ...

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