NY8357 : Housty bastle

taken 10 years ago, near to Catton, Northumberland, Great Britain

Housty bastle
Housty bastle
'Housty is a farm on the east side of the East Allen valley. The farmhouse is dated 1736, but to the north of it is an open area, or green, between ranges of earlier houses. On the north side of the green is an 18th or 19th century byre that is built onto the east end of a bastle, which in turn is built on the east gable of an earlier bastle. All that remains of the earliest bastle is the lower part of the east end, the wall being 1.21m thick. An impressive byre doorway stands in the centre of the wall and has a monolithic lintel. The second bastle is also a ruin and has walls 0.85m thick built of massive stones. Other building foundations to the south may also contain remains of bastles.' {Source: "Keys to the Past" website.}
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 January, 2008
Category
Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 836 572 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.5598N 2:15.4299W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 836 571
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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