High Shaw Bastle

  • Description

    "High Shaw is a well-preserved bastle of C16 or C17 date. It stands on gently sloping ground above the steep slopes of Watty's Sike. It is built from massive stone blocks and stands one-storey high. The upper storey may have been dismantled. The basement has a stone vault and has a hole for a ladder in the ceiling. Above the ground floor a chamfered string course - the only bastle to possess this feature. Triangular opening, probably a gun loop, in east end. Interior: walls c.64 inches thick. Segmental tunnel vault with ladder hole only c.12 inches square. Doorway is rebated and has drawbar holes. In west wall a roughly-made recess with a vertical shaft in the thickness of the wall and a well-dressed triangular opening through the wall, possibly a gun loop (cf exterior)." Photo by John Watson, 2007.
  • Owner

    John Watson
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/563252
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Viewed: 67 times
    Picture Taken: 2007-09-22
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