NY9398 : High Shaw Bastle

taken 12 years ago, near to Billsmoor Park, Northumberland, Great Britain

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High Shaw Bastle
High Shaw Bastle
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).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 22 September, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 935 982 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:16.6845N 2:6.1563W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 936 982
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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