Bastle House at Apperley

  • Description

    "A bastle house (from the French "bastille") is a fortified farm building with exceedingly thick stone walls. They are common on the English - Scottish border. In times of conflict the cattle were kept on the ground floor while the farmer and his family lived on the floor above. The main entrance was a door on the second floor. Today, such buildings have often been converted into modern dwelling houses." Photo by Robert W Watt, 2010.
  • Owner

    Robert W Watt
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 330 times
    Picture Taken: 2010-01-07
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