NZ0658 : Bastle House at Apperley

taken 10 years ago, near to New Ridley, Northumberland, Great Britain

Bastle House at Apperley
Bastle House at Apperley
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.
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NZ0658, 15 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 25 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0639 5848 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:55.2585N 1:54.1101W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0717 5854
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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