Description"This bastle house is an example of a defensible farmhouse of the late 16th or early 17th century. Life in the Borderlands was lawless and dangerous at this period until relative peace came when the Scottish Stuart Kings became established on the English throne in the early 17th century. Farmhouses of this type were built by families or clans to protect themselves and their livestock against assaults from neighbours or raiders from further afield. The living quarters were on the first floor, with the main door at the top of a flight of external stairs. The lower floor was used to shelter livestock." Photo by G Laird, 2017.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5376769
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2017-04-30