NY7789 : Black Middens Bastle House

taken 5 years ago, near to Comb, Northumberland, Great Britain

Black Middens Bastle House
Black Middens Bastle House
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.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Housing, Dwellings  Moorland 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 773 899 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:12.2130N 2:21.4921W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 772 899
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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